City earn famous victory in late smash

Goals from Shakala Brookes and Lib Bott, direct from a corner, secured Hull City an important win over promotion chasing Durham Cestria. Played out of the sunny Bottesford (I’m assuming it’s always sunny there) for the day, the Tigresses overcame the tests of a quality opponent and the antics of the last 10 minutes to pick up the valauble win

Durham started the stronger, the experienced Abbie Holmes causing issues around the edge of the area, and a Durham cutback was almost perfect but for ending up in the gardens behind the stand

City grew in to it in patches, not looking much like their usual selves early on, but good chances fell to Pollock, Brookes and Lynksey when they started to play

Then the goal came. A devastating press from a goal kick and Ackroyd intercepted the forward pass, directing it into the relentless Brookes who turned and toed the ball high into the goal

HT 1-0

Second half started and City produced more of a familiar sight. Ackroyd’s movement off the back of the defender was picked out brilliantly by Pollock, but the strike dribbled past the post

Then Durham struck the equaliser. A rare lack in concentration at the back was punished quickly from a throw-in. The ball across from Holmes was powered home by Leanna Giles

City had to go again. Changes by the opposition gave more space and time on the ball for the Tigresses. Chances started to come more freely, but weren’t taken

That was until Bott, having had her cross from the left cleared off the line, had the eye and intelligence to swing in her corner directly into the back post and the back of the net. City punishing a moment of madness from the Cestria keeper who had got herself sinbinned, late on

FT 2-1

Wallace; Dawson, Watters (Copsey), Jackman, Bott; Hunt, Tanser (C), Ackroyd, Pollock; Brookes (Knight), Lynskey

Bench unused: Wattam, Crawshaw, Oxley