There had been plenty of controversy around the Big Kick-Off to the FAWNL season. Clashes with the Women’s World Cup Final, clubs withdrawing themselves from fixtures, and absent leadership left everyone up and down the country a tad miffed at how the season had come to start
Hull have developed a knack of “doing it, the hardest way possible”. And that was very much in force today. 45 very poor minutes where they went ahead twice, and then behind to finish off the half 3-2 down. To follow this up with a dominant second 45 which swung the game back in to the Tigresses favour
Chloe the Rocket, on her HCL debut, put the tigresses ahead in the first 4 minutes from 35 yards. A belter from range after a City corner had been cleared
After Jones had equalised for York, Lynskey channelled her inner Rotherham to nick the pocket of the defender before her leg striking in an excellent goal from range.
The hosts then equalised from a corner, and went ahead in the game to see out the half
As the second half started you could tell it was a different City. The animal that limped into the changing rooms was not the one that came out. Eyes glistening, stalking, ready to strike
Pouncing on any loose balls, the game spent the next 15 minutes penned deep into the York territory to turn the game around
Knight had missed two big chances before brilliantly finishing off a cutback on the edge of the 6. Great build up play opened up the left of the pitch, with Symington making the most, her first cross was blocked, her second picked out Knight who touched and finished at the near post
10 minutes later City we’re ahead for the 3rd and final time in the game. Knight with her second – last seasons top league goal scorer recieved a brilliant through ball from Lynskey before driving past the defender and slotting low in to the bottom corner
4-3. 3 points. Good night
“We made hard work of it. I don’t think we were very good at all across the park, but in the second half we tried to play a bit more, get the ball down and we dictated the game – which we are far better at doing
Once we did move it, and let individuals do their bits we showed our quality and got away with a good 3 points”
HCL are next back in action on Sunday 27/08 as they make to journey to Sporting Khalsa in the determining round of the FAWNL Cup