Town Women Coast To A Dominant Victory Against Sunderland
Huddersfield Town Women recorded their second win in five days with a 3-0 win over Sunderland Ladies at the Stafflex Arena on Sunday afternoon.
An opening goal from Laura Elford – her third in two games – and a brace from Katie Nutter saw the Terriers take all three points against the club from Wearside.
Nutter says they thoroughly deserved the win.
“It’s really important to keep that momentum going. We know we’re a good team, it was just getting that first win and we know that we can carry on now and keep driving forward.
The clean sheet today as well will give us lots of confidence. It’s not often I get on the scoresheet so to get two in one game I was very pleased with that, but we played really well both individually and as a compact team.”
Town started the game on top and struck early when Elford passed the ball into the bottom left-hand corner from inside the area following good work from Nutter who beat two Sunderland players before setting up her teammate.
Not too long after, it was two. Bethan Davies was required to make a couple of saves in the Terriers’ goal, but Sunderland’s ‘keeper was left hopeless when Nutter headed Kate Mallin’s cross home at the back post
And it was Mallin who was at the heart of the third goal, too. Town’s no.4 drove at her marker and glided beyond her as she reached the byline inside the area. A quick glance up into the middle of box saw Nutter arriving on the edge of the six-yard box who finished the flowing move off with aplomb.
The 3-0 win saw Town record their first clean sheet of the campaign, which manager Jordan Wimpenny was delighted with
“I’m really pleased with the performance, right from the first minute we were brilliant.
We knew how to approach and prepare for this game. For us to get the first clean sheet and build on the Hull performance means we want to improve even more for next week’s game.”
After beating Hull 2-1 on Wednesday night, Sunday’s dominant victory sees the Terriers lie fourth in the table – only three points off the top of the table.
They make the journey North to face Middlesbrough Women in seven days’ time and Wimpenny knows his players are absorbing a lot of new information from fresh management.
Match Report by: Jack Walker
“To keep our momentum is very important because trying to implement new ideas and styles can take time.
With each game, I can see positives characteristics from the players and the desire to work for each other. We want them to enjoy their football at the same time because we are definitely enjoying their performances.
We know that Middlesbrough will throw another set of challenges our way which we will have to overcome, but we know that the players we have are capable of getting another positive result.”