BWFC LADIES OVER 40’S ATTEND FIRST EVER LADIES WALKING FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
PRESTON DICK KERR CUP
A team of BWFC ladies took part in the inaugural Dick Kerr Ladies Walking Football Tournament in Preston at the weekend. Teams from all over the country took part to celebrate the centenary year of the famous women’s football club. Heading into the unknown BWFC entered into the over 40’s category.
The first two games were pitched against two good teams, Blackpool (Non Runners) and Liverpool (Liverpool Feds A). Giving a good account of themselves BWFC lost both games 2-0 a piece with Caroline Reid being outstanding in goal in both games. It wasn’t long before their nerves disappeared and BWFC found their groove and registered a 1-0 win against Football United courtesy of a Sue Moogan corker.
Needing to win their last game to qualify for the shield semi final, the team played No Balls from Preston and brushed aside a 4-0 win with Alexa (2), Truley & Sonya getting on the score sheet. The win secured the ladies a 3rd place finish in their group and took them into the semi final for the shield. It was here they played Liverpool Feds B team.
After completely dominating the game playing some lovely football the ladies found themselves 1-0 down after a long range shot found itself in the back of the Birmingham net. Birmingham continued to press with Liverpool content to sit back and protect their lead. A string of fine saves from the Liverpool Keeper (awarded Goal keeper of the tournament) kept the Merseysiders in it. Birmingham considered themselves unfortunate after the referee erroneously called time early while Birmingham were pressing. BWFC ladies played some lovely stuff throughout the tournament considering the team hadn’t played any competitive matches before.
BWFC Chairman Paul Murtagh said, “Our girls should be immensely proud and consider themselves pioneers in ladies walking football.”
SQUAD – Sue Thomas, Alexa Davies , Truley Griffin, Jo-Ann Williams, Kathy Broadfield, Sonya Compton, Caroline Reid, Sue Moogan, Zoe Murtagh