Slice of Cheese

Olympia v Clarence (WSL)

 Shots On
 Shots Off

Full Time: Olympia 5-1 Clarence

Credit to Kearney for winning that corner, persisteed and won it and they get their goal. She has toiled hard tonight and had some nice moments. 

89′ GOAL! 1-5! Dixon grabs a late one back for Clarence. Johnston spills a corner and she smashes it home from close range.

86′ Shot off! Crawford takes off on a wonderful run down the left, squares for Johnson who blazes over from close range.

82′ Shot on! Crawford with a wonderful ball for Bomford who is well marked by Dixon and Vanderniet does well to make herself big and make the stop from the ground, has done well in goal tonight the Clarence #1, would have been a bigger score without her.

78′ Vanderniet does well scrambling out to smother a chance before it will sit for Bomford after initially denying Crawford with a quality save.

78′ Michael curls one from range which is an easy save for Vanderniet.

77′ Chances have dried right up in the second half. Credit to Clarence they have been far more organised at the back in the second half.

69′ GOAL! 5-0! A corner is swung in from the right and Davies dispatches it with a lovely finish. 

64′ Shot on! Kearney tries one which Johnston saves easily enough.

62′ WOODWORK! A turnover at the back provides a chance for Goss, who fires from the angle at a gaping net but is denied by the post.

60′ SUB- Blackman replaced by Bale for the Warriors.

55′ Shot off! Another sharp turn and shot from distance from Johnson, well over the bar.

Clarence have introduced Goss into the game. So far the game has gone largely as the first did with Olympia keeping the Reds pegged back deep in their own half.

49′ GOAL! 4-0! Johnson is played through on goal and she makes no mistake, sliding it under the keeper and into the back of the net. 

46′ Back underway here for the second half.

HALF TIME: Olympia 3-0 Clarence

The Warriors are stroking the ball around the pitch masterfully, they’re in complete control and playing some football that is very easy on the eye. Perhaps they’ve been guilty of over passing around the box a couple of times but otherwise they have been flawless this half. Clarence will need to mix things up at the break and maybe look to use the bench. They’ve really struggled to hold onto the ball so could use someone like Amber Johnstone in midfield, who is very tidy in possession and perhaps some energy from someone like Maundrill. The Warriors will be looking to put their dominance onto the scoreboard and could bring on their other Japanese signing Ishida.

36′ Shot off! This has been a shooting gallery thus far, Johnson again from range, but this time it doesn’t curl enough and is wide.

35′ Shot off! Craw feeds it through to Johnson who in stride sets it up for a volley before crashing it just wide  of the post, would have been a beauty.

34′ Shot off! Bomford has a shy from range that flies past the post.

28′ GOAL! 3-0! Johnson steps up and dispatches it into the bottom right corner. Clinically taken!

28′ Penalty! Richardson clumsily clips Johnson from behind and she goes down. Clear penalty.

25′ Shot on! Johson tries from range this time, but despite making sweet contact, it’s again straight at Vanderniet.

24′ Shot on! Johnson glides into the box and fires from the angle but it’s straight at the keeper.

24′ Newell does well to block a bomford shot behind for a corner.

21′ GOAL! 2-0! Davies strokes home after Crawford cuts it back to her. Tanaka played a splitting pass which Crawford ran onto before being denied by a superb kick save from Vanderniet, only for the rebound to fall to Crawford who showed great composure to pick out Davies who makes no mistake. 

18′ Shot off! Lucy Johnson with a delightful piece of skill to charge into the middle, cut onto her right and smashes a drive that had the keeper beat, just over the bar.

15′ Shot off! Blackman skies a dipping volley that nearly drops into net but insteads lands on top.

13′ SAVE! Vanderniet does well to deny Crawford after a corner picked her out at the back post and she drove one on goal.

6′ Shot off! Davies skies one when played through one on one by a lovely pass from Bomford.

3′ GOAL! 1-0! Olympia take an early leads, Bomford taps home from close range after a shot slid past Vanerniet, deflected off the post and into her path. 

Welcome to a bitterly cold Warrior Park as Olympia look to jump top as they take on Clarence. It was 3-0 last time they played.

Clarence- Vanderniet, Dixon, Holmes, Richardson, Hall, Downham, Clark, Kearney, Roy, Newell, Johnston, Subs- Johnstone, Goss, Maundrill, Wilson

Olympia- Blackman, Bomford, Craw, Crawford, Davies, Johnson, Johnston, Leszczynski, Michael, Roberts, Tanaka Subs- Bale, Black, Ishida, Parker, Ryan