Newcastle Women’s seconds were looking to build on last week’s 10-0 win, with a trip away to York University 2s.
The team started bright and they got their reward early after a well worked corner with Dani Pick and Amelia Stennett saw Stennett find Meg Coutin, who coolly finished to make it 1-0. Newcastle were playing with energy and giving York absolutely no time on the ball.
The away side’s second goal soon followed with Brittany Kearns cutting inside from the right and putting the ball firmly in the bottom corner. We looked in control but were unable to extend our lead despite some great running from Coutin, Dana Sumait and Stennett up front.
York got a goal back, with a cross reaching an unmarked player at the back post. Half time and the score stood at 2-1.
Second half, Newcastle had to dig in and defend, with York looking for an equaliser. Brittany Kearns found a break through after 20 minutes, finding space and putting the ball through the keeper’s legs to make it 3-1.
Again York found a way back into the game, converting a penalty to make it 3-2. A nervy last 15 minutes saw Newcastle defend well to keep York out. A great save from Jasmin Ireland and a last ditch tackle from Kate Lees ensured that Newcastle saw the game out to get all three points.