SOLIHULL Blossomfield Ladies got their new year off to a flying start away at Cannock Ladies after coming home with a 3-2 win.
An early start and the Christmas break showed in the first half as Bloss struggled to find their rhythm and possession against a skilful Cannock side who capitalised with quality finishing to go into half time 1-0.
An incisive team talk by forward Denise Fountain made a big difference to the travelling side and they started the second half with spirit and focus.
Bloss equalised early through a high press, overturning a Cannock 16 yard hit out. Denise drove into the D with her shot saved by the Cannock keeper and Nicky Horton followed up sharply to score.
Another high Bloss press overturning a Cannock free hit again reaped rewards with Ellen Bleumer scoring from open play.
Cannock came back strongly and equalised through a short corner routine. Bloss tipped the balance in their favour when ten minutes from time Kate Digby picked the ball up on the half way line off a long pass from Colleen Mapp.
Kate drove 40 yards at pace into the D and slotted the ball home to score Bloss’s third and give the visitors the win. Busy Bloss keeper Nell Rodrigues, and full back Colleen Mapp shared player of the match.
The club’s Badgers side also tasted success thanks to a convincing 5-1 victory over Edgbaston.
Logan Robertson bagged a brace to put Bloss 2-0 in front before Harry Mowat added a third shortly after half-time.
Edgbaston pulled one back but Mowat scored a second and Elis Harrison scored a fifth to wrap up a comfortable win.