Well here we go , only two weeks have past since I closed my season, and got the new campaign with this extra early charity day double that involved to Wolverhampton Wanderers sides. This was a charity day in memory of Tom Rattenbury who died of cancer and his cousins who have a family business were raising funds for the NET Patient Foundation. Part one of the day was a ladies game between these two sides. I arrived at 12.15 and found Coles Lane in Sutton Coldfield fairly quiet. There was a bouncy castle by the club house and a couple of stalls. I paid the £4 admission and paid £1 for the programme.
I wandered if these sides fielded today really were the real ladies sides as no one appeared to look over 16 years of age, but after the game I saw a few driving out so I guess they must just be very young looking. The game itself was of a poor standard but played in good spirit.The game was 30 minutes each way and Wolves took the lead on 15 minutes with a move down the right , and finished with a low rolling effort. Coventry appeared to be the better side for a period but were deflated after conceding a second on 27 minutes with a great strike from the left corner of the box, lofting the ball into the top corner.
Wolves were awarded a penalty, the number 8 had her first effort saved but had bags of time to lash in the rebound.The first half rout was completed on the stroke of half time, charging unhindered down the left and rolling the ball into the far corner. I would like to say something about the second half but there is really nothing to say, Wolves knew they had won and Coventry knew they were beaten, all adding to a snooze in the sunshine for both sides.