Farsley Celtic (A)
Ladies start the season in style
Ripon City Panthers Ladies got the league campaign off to a flying start with an emphatic win away against Farsley Celtic. Not having played competitive league football before the ladies didn't know what to expect and having to ooen the campaign at an established club like Farsley Celtic, we weren't expecting to come home with much reward.
The game quickly came under the control of the Panthers midfield with Emma Douglas dictating play and releasing Chloe Bethell to play in her preferred "free role". This soon produced the opening goal with Chloe chipping the keeper from outside the box to open the scoring. The youngster would go on to complete a first half hatrick. Goals from the impressive Georgie Taylor, Frann Ireland and Louise Wilson took the ladies in to a 7-0 lead. Playing up a rather steep incline for the second half did nothing to stem the flow of goals with Ireland completing her hatrick as well as goals from Ellie Dickson (2) and Robyn Pratt (2)
Player of the day was given to the whole team as everyone played so well.