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Womens Team

Curzon Ashton 1-1 Tranmere Rovers

28 August 2023

Tranmere Rovers Women extended their undefeated streak at the beginning of the season, securing a late draw in their away match against Curzon Ashton.

The match kicked off with a balanced five minutes of play, during which Tranmere had a notable chance that led to a corner. Holly Jones controlled the ball from the corner and executed a spin inside the area before unleashing a left-footed volley that missed the target.

The momentum shifted, and the home team started to exert pressure, attempting two long-range shots, but Size, the Rovers' goalkeeper, remained untroubled. However, a little later, Tranmere found themselves trailing. A pass down the right side reached Bailey, despite Rovers' offside claims. Bailey delivered a low cross that found Chesworth, whose initial shot was saved by Size, but she capitalized on the rebound.

Tranmere regrouped and began to construct intricate passing sequences in the midfield involving Paget, Doyle, McCready, and Bowers Folan. Unfortunately, they couldn't find a breakthrough before the first half ended.

The second half commenced with Tranmere displaying strength, as Holly Jones cut inside from the left flank, but her shot curved wide of the goal. Bowers Folan played a pivotal role once again in creating attacking opportunities, and shortly after, she herself came close to scoring after being sent behind Curzon Ashton's defense, but her shot missed the mark.

As time dwindled, Tranmere persisted in their offensive efforts. Lorna Stratton, a substitute, managed to find the net, but the goal was disallowed due to an offside decision. Nonetheless, she redeemed herself minutes later by receiving a through ball, embarking on a run from the halfway line, and skillfully slotting the ball past the keeper to salvage a late draw for Rovers.

Looking forward, Tranmere Rovers Women's next fixture will take them back to Greater Manchester, where they are scheduled to compete against Bury FC at Gigg Lane. The match is set to commence at 2pm.

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