Tigresses overcome resilient Chester to secure valuable FAWNL Win

The Tigresses kick started the calendar year with a hard earnt, but well deserved, 4-0 win over Chester-le-Street Town. Batting aside the disappointment of last week’s result, City got back to basics and secured an important win with three late goals adding some gloss to a good FAWNL contest

Ellice Jackman gave the hosts the lead inside 20 minutes with a bullet (no one said the bullet had to be fired from a gun) header from a Liberty Bott corner

Thompson and Bott also had good chances entering in to the box after clever build up play, Hunt had one stopped on the line after a 6-yard box scramble, as well as chances from Lynskey, Ackroyd and Tanser from range

But just the 1 goal came for City in the first half and that invited just enough pressure to keep bums well and truly squeaking

Early in the second half Ackroyd made a darting run right through the middle of Town team, to receive a ball from Bott, however her effort lacked that killer blow

Chester le Street sensed a chance to pounce. Half chances on the break, mostly caused by the relentless Hockaday, kept City humble and tested the tidying up skills of Wallace

As the clock struck 75, City calmed everyone. Symington picked up a Hunt pass out wide and wriggled herself enough space to swing a delicious cross into the 6 yard box. Bott attacked the front post, and Ellie (CapTan) Tanser prodded home from 2 yards out

With nerves settled, the football started to be played. Ackroyd scored minutes later with a drilled effort from the edge of the area, after Brookes’ advance was well defended. And Lynskey, imperious throughout the game, got her 13th of the season with a calm finish 1v1

FT 4-0

Wallace, Dawson (Brierley 55) Wilson, Jackman, Symington (Watters 80); Hunt, Tanser, Lynskey, Ackroyd; Bott (Brookes 76), Thompson (Copsey 63)