Wakefield Ladies 1s started their home match vs Beeston 2’s in slow motion, carrying a fair share of misplaced passes and scrappy tackles. This quickly resulted in a confident Beeston side taking the lead on 7 minutes from a well-worked short corner routine, with a deflected shot hitting the roof of the Wakefield net.
A little stunned into action (but only just), Wakefield responded well in the second quarter to bring themselves back into the game with defensive and midfield lines beginning to gain control over the young team from Beeston.
The second half saw a reshuffling for Wakefields pack which turned the third and fourth quarters of this match. Wakefields increasing dominance led to a number of short corners, with a neat routine on 37 minutes from Lauren Grundy to Becky Wright leading to this goal scoring dynamo netting yet again this season.
This was capped in fine fashion on 49 minutes when Amy Scott survived two attempts at removing her stick to smoothly slide the ball reverse stick past the advancing (but now stranded) Beeston keeper.
Wakefield had a number of chances to extend this lead in the final quarter but Beeston’s defence and excellent keeper held strong, with Wakefield Ladies 1s eventually running out 2-1 winners to move into a comfortable mid-table position.