13th January 2008
Reserves win Lincoln . . . Sunderland Res 4 - 2 Lincoln City Res
The reserves took to the field for their game against Lincoln knowing that a win was vital in their bid to stay in Division 1 of the Premiership Reserve section. The girls had been playing well recently but not had the luck that their football deserved.
They were forced to start the game without first choice goalkeeper Rachel Laws who had been ill for the past fortnight and give a first start to young Katie McTague. Apart from the goal, Sunderlands best chance fell to Anna Stokoe, who saw her left footed effort come back off the post The girls didnt perform to their best in the first half but went in at half time with the score level at 1 1, the Sunderland goal coming from Jane Riddell, playing in an unusual position of centre midfield.
. Sunderland Res 1 vs Lincoln City Res 1
The girls started the second half much better and began to play some good football and received their just rewards when the second goal was scored by Natalie Garrett. Jane Riddell scored her second of the game which was an absolute cracker from all of 35 yards. Katie McTague kept her side in the game with two good saves and then Sunderland clinched the game with a 4th goal scored by Jess Havelock
This was an excellent all round team performance by everyone and a well deserved victory.
. Sunderland Res 4 vs Lincoln City Res 2
Team: McTague, Booth, Wilson, Bell, Tomlinson (Morton 80 mins), Willcox, Crann (Lambert 80 min) Riddell, Havelock, Garrett, Stokoe,
The next game is away to Doncaster on 20th January.