Ladies narrowly defeated in Wales...Rotherham United’s Ladies were narrowly beaten in a seven-goal thriller as they travelled to Wales to take on TNS last Sunday.
The Millers fell behind on seven minutes when a lapse in the defence allowed the hosts to make it 1-0 early in the game but the scores were soon level following some good wing play on the right.
A one-touch move involving Williams, Pollock and Shaw resulted in the latter executing an exquisite lob which went up and over the goalkeeper before finding it’s way into the far corner to restore parity.
They fell behind once more though after failing to clear a long ball, which allowed a TNS striker to capitalise on prod home a finish to give the Welsh side the lead at the interval.
Half time | TNS 2 v 1 RULFC
Buoyed by the goal before the interval, TNS began to add more pressure following the restart, but the Ladies showed good resilience and earned themselves another equaliser by doing so.
Their reward came in the form of a wonder strike from Pollock which made in 2-2 in spectacular fashion.
The visitors were then in the ascendency but another lapse at the back led to a mix up and a third goal for TNS. This prompted a tactical shift with Fairfax joining the Millers’ attack, but the brave move came at the expense of another TNS goal to make it 4-2.
However, Shaw managed to make it close again with Fairfax providing her second goal of the afternoon and set up a nervy final few minutes, but the hosts held on to see off the challenge of RULFC with a 4-3 win.
Full time | TNS 4 v 3 RULFC
The management duo of James & Chris said: "The performances are much more positive in spells but we need to keep our concentration throughout the entire game and stop giving ourselves a mountain to climb.
“The goals we scored were of high quality and the work rate put in by some of the players didn't warrant being on a losing team. The positives are that our destiny is still in our own hands and we just have to keep working hard, also Lily Wishart made her debut who is another young player and looked very promising".
The Ladies’ next home game is at Roundwood Sports Pavilion, Sunday 9th April, 3pm kick off this week. All welcome and season ticket holders and children get in for free.
The under 18s have their final game of the season at home against Handsworth, 10:30am kick off at Kiveton Park this Saturday 8th April, having already won the league they are looking to go the entire season unbeaten.