FOOTBALL - Knowle Ladies put seven past Westfields Women - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Knowle Ladies put seven past Westfields Women

Solihull Editorial 11th Jan, 2022   0

KNOWLE LADIES romped to a 7-0 win against Westfields Women as they started the year in style thanks to Demi Rolph’s hat-trick.


Rolph struck twice in the first-half before completing the scoring for her treble with Alice Belcher netting twice and Jess Barlow and Lucy Horsburgh also on target.


The result means Knowle sit second in the West Midlands Regional League Division One South table, level on points with leaders Solihull Sporting Ladies.


And the Robins made a flying start when Barlow’s long range lob put Knowle ahead after just two minutes.


Rolph then scored a quickfire brace after she finished a sweeping team move from Belcher’s low cross before firing home after brave work from the latter.


Knowle almost added to their lead when Camile Abbots’ long range effort dipped just over the crossbar before Westfield tested the hosts goal with two shots from distance.


And the Robins headed into the break with a four-goal lead when Belcher crashed an effort home for her 10th goal of the season.


Knowle picked up where they left off after the break with another excellent team move that ended with Morgan Betteridge crossing for Horsburgh to tap home.


And the Robins soon had their sixth goal when Belcher headed in her second of the match from Betteridge’s corner.


The scoring was complete on 85 minutes when Rolph raced onto a through ball and coolly rolled it past the onrushing goalkeeper to complete her hat-trick.


Knowle are next in action against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the County Cup on Sunday, January 16 with kick-off at 2pm at the Draintech Community Ground.


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