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Womens Team

Wirral Phoenix 1-3 Tranmere Rovers

19 February 2023

Womens Team

Wirral Phoenix 1-3 Tranmere Rovers

19 February 2023

A dominant performance sees Tranmere Rovers progress through to the Semi Final of the Cheshire Senior Cup after defeating Wirral Phoenix 3-1.

A first half goal from Amy Shannon and two second half goals from Izzie Arrowsmith and Ellie Doyle was enough to secure a place in the Semi Final for Rovers.

A dominant first half saw the girls create a number of chances behind a strong defensive line but were unlucky not to convert.

Phoenix looked to counter attack but Cloe Robinson was there to block two attempts of a through ball. However, it was the home side that came closest to getting the opener when they where awarded a free kick 30 yards but it just went over the bar.

Rovers’ domination finally paid off after Jess Durr’s cross finds Amy Shannon in the box who was cool, calm and collected as she slotted the ball past the keeper to take the lead.

The second half started like the first with Rovers in control and it wasn’t long before the lead was doubled through Izzie Arrowsmith whose thunderbolt shot from 18 yards flew past the keeper.

Moments later and Ellie Doyle sealed the victory for Rovers after Shannon’s shot was deflected off a defender and looked to be going in for an own goal but Doyle was there to poke it over the line.

With the game drawing to an end, Phoenix were awarded an indirect free kick for a pass back after Sullivan looked to clear and the ball flew into the air and Maddock caught it. After defending the free kick well with the Rovers players all lining up on the goal line, Anna Jones came in with a brilliant slide tackle inside the box but the ref blew for a penalty which Wirral converted to get a goal back.

It wasn’t enough for the home side as the referee blew the final whistle to see Rovers one step closer to regaining the title.

Up next for Tranmere Rovers Women is a home fixture against Wythenshawe Amateurs Women in the Argyle Sports Kit Plate, 2pm kick off at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village. 


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