Ruthless City hit Six in KR Winter Wonderland
Hull City Ladies secured 3 points in a ruthless display against FC United of Manchester. Goals from Kirstie Hunt and Ellie Tanser capped off braces by Helen Lynskey and Rachel Ackroyd
The game was played at Hull Kingston Rovers (the Rugby Super League side) Craven Park ground, in front of a club record smashing crowd of 1017.
The game itself took time to get in to life. The melted snow had left the pitch heavy in the early stages and it took both teams time to get anywhere
But it did start with an FC United goal. 6 minutes in possession was robbed in the midfield and a straight ball through set the United winger away. Her early delivery picked out Reeves to tap home, but for the assistants flag
City took their time to build their way in, but piece by piece started to string passes and chances together.
Knight and Tanser both had good chances from crosses, their headers going up instead of down into the goal. Jackman too had a good opportunity from a corner – hear header again flicking wide in wet conditions
Then the deadlock was broken. Not longer after smashing on off the crossbar, Lynskey prodded home the first from 6 yards. Good build up on the right worked the ball across the box, Ackroyd skewed her effort and as it fell to Lynskey she prodded home at the second attempt
Second half started far more brightly for the hosts. As the cold set in, the crowd lifted the volume and the heat, with the fuel provided by an early Ackroyd finish
Thompson broke down the right, her clipped delivery was half cleared at the front post, falling to Ackroyd on the edge who set and rifled home
Then it was 3. A loose ball bopped around the midfield before an outstanding volleyed through ball from Symington caused all sorts of Havoc in the FC back line. Ackroyd then steamed through and slotted her second, and Ruth of the season, home
Bott, Watters, Brierley and Crawshaw (on to make her Hull City Ladies and senior debut) all entered across the next 10 minutes
Lynskey absolutely Helen-Lynskeyed the third. A 40 yard screamer over the top on Donald int he FC goal
Tanser then added a fifth. Brierley set Crawshaw away down the line, the young midfielder shrugged off the defender before picking out Tanser who bulleted home a first time strike from the edge
. A Corner was drilled in from the left that FC failed to clear. As it fell to Crawshaw, she shifted into space and picked out Hunt, who curled a beautiful strike into the far corner to round off the scoring
Wallace; Dawson (Brierley), Wilson (Watters), Jackman, Symington (Bott); Hunt, Tanser, Lynskey, Ackroyd; Knight, Thompson (Crawshaw)