Richmond Town Ladies suffer narrow defeat to Redcar

Player of the match Emily Monaghan.

Richmond Town Ladies started their match against Redcar Town Athletic slowly and were punished within two minutes, with Olivia Bullock scoring a lovely goal for the opposition.

Town started to get into the game from this point, but it was clear both teams where very evenly matched in all areas of the pitch.

Richmond started to dominate and created some good chances, but just couldn’t capitalise on them.

Eventually, in the 41st minute the ladies found an equaliser with a lovely through ball straight through the Redcar midfield and defence for striker Anna McKernon, who slotted past the Redcar keeper for a deserved goal.

The second half started much like the first had gone, with a very even contest and Town creating more of the chances, but just not finding the back of the net.

Unfortunately, in the 72nd minute Olivia Bullock was on hand again to score for Redcar and giving them a 2-1 lead.

Town battled until the final whistle of the game but it just wasn’t meant to be.

Although the result didn’t go our way, coach Mike Stephenson still had plenty of positives to take away from the game with some high-quality football being played.

A special mention went out to young defender Emily Monaghan who fully deserved taking home the player of the match award this week.

Mike added: “We would also like to thank all the people that came out to watch the game — it’s brilliant to see the ladies are starting to get a good following at games and we look forward to hopefully seeing more of you at our next match.”