Football: NUWFC put eighteen past Northumbria

Newcastle women's first team came out on top with a huge 18-0 win in the local derby

Lucy Payne
29th January 2022
NUWFC 1st team. Photo: Lucy Payne
It was the first game back after Christmas on Wednesday for NUWFC. With the second team’s game unfortunately being called off, it was just the first team to play Northumbria. Who doesn’t love a derby?

The game got off to a great start, with Charley smashing the ball into the top left corner in the 4th minute. This triggered a non-stop supply of goals for the rest of the first half. Some highlights included a very well-placed tap-in by Brittany, a header by Charley from a corner, and a fantastic strike from Amelia after a great run down the wing. Northumbria did make some good plays down the wings, however none that troubled the back of NUWFC’S net. By the end of the first half, Amelia and Charley both had hattricks and the score was an impressive 10-0 to NUWFC.

By the end of the first half, Amelia and Charley both had hattricks and the score was an impressive 10-0 to NUWFC.

The second half then began and NUWFC started strong. The girls made some great passing plays and seemed to be much more comfortable on the ball than in the first half. Charley once again set off the scoring with a long shot around 13 minutes into the half. Sophia and Brittany then followed with two goals each, with Brittany scoring a brilliant 20-yard free-kick. The final three goals were all scored in the last 5 minutes of the game. Kate, playing her first game for the first team, slotted a tap in past the keeper, much to the support of the second team players watching on. Alice went on to score two brilliant scores and bring the final score to 18-0. A fantastic win for NUWFC and a solid start to the new year.

Girl of the game: Erin Green.

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