Tigresses stumble in tough midweek tester

Hull City Ladies fell to their first league defeat in eight against a solid and well organised Doncaster Belles. Three well taken and clinical counter attacks were enough to dampen any City flame throughout the night.

City had started well and had the entirety of the opening 20 minutes. Despite lacking that clear opportunity in the box, it had been a good start. Amy Pollock had a goal ruled out for offside, in a marginal call.  Knight and Brookes also had half chances in the early stages.

Then Doncaster hit. They found a pocket of space and worked the ball well to the left wing where Izzy Gigg had evaded her marker, cut inside and finished low past Bob.

The half then resumed as it had started. City moved the ball well, though Doncaster had grew in confidence and wits and were disrupting the play well throughout.

Knight had a goal ruled out for infringement of the goal keeper, even though the ball had already ended up in the net. A wicked delivery from the a corner also required clearing off the goal line from the hosts.

HT 1-0

Second half Doncaster managed to dominate. In no small part due to hitting an early blow, and a second goal. A wicked cross from the left and a superb header from close range made it 2.

Again City had the ball and some chances, with it just breaking down in the final stages. Sharpe in the hosts goal made a number of good saves, look far more comfortable than they are.

A long ball over the top caught the wind and set the inform Saxton away. The striker calmly slotting to add gloss to the scoreline .

Knight, Brookes and Crawshaw had decent chances late on, but nothing that looked to threaten the outcome of the game.

City dust down and go again Sunday against Chorley.