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REDS WOMEN END TITLE-WINNING SEASON WITH WAKEFIELD VICTORY!

15 May 2024

Match Reports

REDS WOMEN END TITLE-WINNING SEASON WITH WAKEFIELD VICTORY!

15 May 2024

Barnsley FC Women crowned a tremendous campaign with a 6-3 win at Oakwell tonight.

Jess Horsley's side picked up a 10th successive victory this evening to close out a league season to remember in front of the Oakwell faithful.

The head coach was in between the sticks for the first time in 23/24, owing to an injury forcing out regular stopper and Player of the Season, Ashleigh Ridsdel-Harrison.

It took 23 minutes for the first of nine goals to arrive, as Betty Cheetham thundered home a strike from the edge of the Wakefield box. 

The Reds doubled the advantage on the half-hour as Jodie Gregory rifled in a 30-yard effort giving the visiting goalkeeper no chance. 

But, the away side reduced the arrears straight from the restart before their own long-range effort flew into the top corner to leave the game level at the break.

               Cele trophy Oakwell.jpg

However, Barnsley would forge ahead again soon after the restart when Gregory rounded the 'keeper, making it 3-2 before Amy Dawson added a fourth when volleying in from a corner.

Gregory would claim the matchball when grabbing her third of the night and her 21st goal of a stellar season for the teenage forward. 

Wakey did pull a third goal back towards the end but substitute Nic Shaw ensured it was six of the best for Barnsley on the night as she fired a lovely finish beyond the goalie from 20 yards out.

The Reds were then presented the league trophy by Barnsley legend Dorothy Hyman and were given a standing ovation by over 500 supporters housed in the DX West Stand. 

One more game and more trophy to contest, this Sunday...

FULL-TIME: Barnsley 6-3 Wakefield

Horsley, Evans (c), Wilson, Lunn, Ayrton, Millard, Holland, Foye, Cheetham, Gregory, Dawson.

Subs: Barraclough, Rigby, Chincharo, Turton-Burrell, Shaw.


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