May 20th 2011

Presentation Night Ladies Teams 2011

Presentation night held at the Clubhouse bar Friday May 20th

Award Winners

1st Team

Most Improved Player Julia Hogan
Players Player Jen Jennings
Managers Player Jen Jennings

2nd Team

Most Improved Player Tara Nolan
Players Player Tara Nolan
Managers Player Emma Longfellow


May 5th 2011

Summary of 2010/2011 season for Wakefield FC Ladies 1st and 2nd teams

The Ladies 1st team had a difficult season in a very competitive Northern Women’s Combination with the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Bradford in the League.
A number of injuries throughout the season didn’t make life any easier. Draws that should have been converted to wins and narrow losses made the end of season very tense with the team not wanting to drop into the next lower tier of Women’s football.
A devastating loss at Liverpool Feds with an injury time winner for Liverpool Feds at the start of April seemed to have sealed the ladies fate. However the last 2 games saw a dramatic change of fortune with back to back home wins against Tranmere Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday saving the season for the team. Escaping relegation by one place with Tranmere Rovers and Scunthorpe United filling the last 2 places.

The management team and the players would like to thank all their supporters during the season and will do their best not to put them through this again next season.

The Ladies 2nd Team play in the North Eastern Ladies League and again finished strong in the League with the last 2 games resulting in an away win at Ossett Albion and a home win against Goole Town netting 10 goals in the 2 games.
They have one more game to play home against AFC Preston on Sunday 15t May. They will finish a creditable 7th in the league one spot above Bradford Ladies Reserves.


Mar 20th 2011

Wakefield FC Ladies Reserves 3 Beverley Ladies 2

Ladies Reserves team reverse defeat at Beverley

Wakefield Ladies Reserves faced title chasers Beverley needing 3 point to ease their own relegation worries. Wakefield made 2 changes to the starting 11 Sarah Wood and Sophie Parrish both returning to action.
Wakefield knew Beverley’s strengths having suffered a 3-1 reverse just 2 weeks ago. Despite this Wakefield made the worse possible start when they went 1 down after just 20 seconds, when a through ball was excellently finish by the Beverley forward. Wakefield then came to life and had gained the early possession. On 9 minutes Wakefield went close when Shauna Hill rattled the bar from a Katie Hawkshaw corner. However 1 minute later Wakefield drew level when Hill’s hard work paid off and her pass found Lisa Deakin who riffled the ball in to the top corner from 15 yards. The game took a distinctive pattern with Beverley having a lot of possession and Wakefield looking dangerous on the counter attack. On 32 minutes Wakefield took the lead when Hill pounced on a poor keepers kick and volleyed it back passed her from 25 yards. As half time approached Wakefield were caught on the counter, from a Wakefield corner, Beverley broke and outpaced the Wakefield defence and levelled the score.
The second half was a pretty tight affair but defensively Wakefield tighten up in the midfield area and denied Beverley any space. On 58 minutes Wakefield introduced Nat Dean for her Bears debut and the substitution had an instant impact when Dean diverted the ball into Lisa Deakin’s path, however Deakin had a lot of work to do but she turned and shot in one move from 30 yards out and the ball flew into the net to give Wakefield the lead once more. Beverley started to force Wakefield back, but as in recent weeks the Wakefield back 4 stood firm and denied Beverley any real opportunities to sneak a point. The Reserves are in League Cup 1/4s next week with a trip to Premier League side Huddersfield Town.



Mar 13th 2011

Ladies 1st team secure a much needed point at Tranmere and Ladies reserves come away with 3 points from Goole

Tranmere Ladies 1 - 1 Wakefield FC Ladies

Wakefield FC Ladies travelled to Tranmere Ladies FC for a relegation battle and came away with a point. It was a hard fought game with Wakefield going behind after a mix up in with a Claire Squires the Wakefield keeper and Geo Beckwith early in the game.
Wakefield forced their way back in the game after a Tranmere defender brought down ex England Under 18 striker Natalie Poole on her Wakefield debut.
Skipper Jen Jennings calmly slotted the ball home and the two teams went into the break level.
Despite pushing for a win this is how the game ended and Wakefield’s next game is against League leaders Sheffield FC Ladies on Sunday 27th March 2pm kick off at College Grove

Goole Town Ladies 0 - 3  Wakefield Ladies Res

With injuries throughout the club, the reserves took a makeshift 11 to face Goole in a crunch relegation battle.
Rachel Webb slotting in to right back and Jody Wray playing in centre midfield both drafted in to makeshift positions, a tough day was in prospect.
However, Wakefield got off to a dream start when Emily Render smashed home a Katie Hawkshaw corner in the 1st minute to put Wakefield one up. Wakefield were on top and playing with an air of confidence. Shauna Hill went close on a couple of occasions but narrowly missed. On 23 minutes, Wakefield extended their lead when Wray took a free-kick out wide on the left and floated straight in to the goal.
Wakefield were looking comfortable, however Goole came alive but Wakefield kept Goole at bay for the reminder of the half with no real threat to the Wakefield goal. The second half, started the same as the first ended, with Goole having a lot of possession, but with Wakefield looking solid as the game went on. Goole introduced a lively winger but a combination of Robyn Pratt and Danielle Sykes cut out the supply to her. The longer the game went on the back 4 of Webb, Longfellow, Sykes and Pratt growing in confidence.
Wakefield finished off the game on 66th minutes when Tara Nolan won a midfield tackle and released Shauna Hill who cleverly finished from 18 yards to put Wakefield 3-0 up. Wakefield expertly kept Goole at bay through hard work and good organisation and in the latter stages it only looked like Wakefield would add to their goal tally.
An efficient performance from Wakefield full of determination and grit. Wakefield take on Beverley next Sunday at College Grove.


Feb 13th 2011

Wakefield FC Ladies Reserves 5 - 1 Wetherby Ladies

Wakefield FC Ladies 2nd team take all 3 points

Having had a close encounter 2 weeks previously, Wakefield 2nds made 2 changes to their starting 11, with Lisa Deakin and Sarah Wood starting. Wakefield started well with both wingers getting good quality crosses in and after 7 minutes took the lead when keeper Billie Jackson kicked a long ball which Shauna Hill won and then cleverly played Lisa Deakin through, Deakin coolly slotted home from 15 yards. Wakefield dominated the first half without further extending their lead, with Wetherby only offering rare opportunities on the counter attack. However, on 44 minutes Katie Hawkshaw gave Wakefield a much deserved 2 goal half time lead. Hawkshaw won the ball in the middle of the field before chipping the goalkeeper from an acute angle.
The second half started the same way as the first with Wakefield the dominate force and on 58 minutes extended their lead when Katie Hawkshaw headed home an excellent Hill cross from close range. Wakefield then scored a 4th on 70 minutes when Hill scored a scrabbled effort with ball eventually coming off Hill’s back, however it was reward for Hills hard work.
Hill then grabbed her 2nd 5 minutes later with a cool finished from 15 yards. Wakefield then made a couple of changes and introducing Rachel Webb for her Bears debut. Wetherby did grab a late consolation when a free kick was headed in an unfortunate own goal. It was a dominant and professional performance by Wakefield 2nds who have now grabbed 7 points in their last 3 games to move clear of relegation.


Feb 6th 2011

Wakefield FC Ladies 3 - 2 Salford FC Ladies

Wakefield FC Ladies secured a much needed win on Sunday 6th February home to Salford FC Ladies.

This was a keenly fought battle between two evenly matched sides.

The first half saw 2 disallowed goals for Wakefield both for offside and both from striker Caz Hulme. However in the 41st minute a perfectly timed cross from right winger Jody Wray saw Lisa Deakin in her debut for the 1st team slot a goal between the oncoming Salford keepers legs. This spurred Salford into action and in the next 5 minutes scored a goal on the break and then won a penalty which they converted. Wakefield went into the interval stunned and determined to fight back and get back on top.

The home team drew level after 55 minutes with Lisa Deakin threading a ball through for Caz Hulme and this time the goal stood. Wakefield then stepped on the gas looking for a winner and this duly arrived after a series of corners finally paid off when Captain Bridie Hannon headed in a superb corner from Jen Jennings.

The last 5 minutes saw Salford pressing for an equaliser hitting the bar and frantic defending from Wakefield with keeper Claire Squires steady in the Wakefield goal.

Final result 3-2 for Wakefield which saw them rise two places to 7th in Northern Combination League.

On Sunday 13th February Wakefield are at home (College Grove) to Sheffield Wednesday 2pm ko.


Jan 30th 2011

Wetherby Ladies FC Reserves 3 - 3 Wakefield FC Ladies Reserves

With Wakefield FC Ladies 1st team out of action this week due to a frozen pitch attention was focused on the ladies reserves when they travelled north

They needed to come away with something to capitalize on their last League game against local rivals Rothwell when they notched up their first win of the season.
Wetherby had done well in recent weeks and the players expected a hard game, however straight from the kick off Katie Hawkshaw put Shauna Hill through to score within 30 seconds. Wakefield were on top for most of the first period in the second half but an ill timed free kick saw Wetherby draw level.
However this seemed to spur Wakefield on and Sam Thackeray put a through ball into the penalty area and Sophie Parish slid into a challenge from the Wetherby keeper and slotted the ball into the net.
The second half started just as brightly as the first half did with Sam Thackeray laying another goal on, this time for Shauna Hill to put Wakefield 3-1 up.
Wetherby didn’t stop fighting and won a penalty in the 58th minute which keeper Billie Jackson got her fingertips to diving low to her left but the ball trickled over the Wakefield line.
Wetherby scrambled a goal 5 minutes from time with the final score being 3-3, with the Wakefield team determined to go one better at home in a couple of weeks and take all 3 points

Jan 23rd 2011
St Josephs U 14s Girls 10 - 0 Wakefield FC U 14s Girls

Unlucky in defeat

Second in league St Josephs make Wakefield pay for missed chances.

St josephs who had only lost one game all season were made to play for there win

A great start for the girls has they created numerous chances in the first 20 minutes and by this time they should have 2 or 3 up but they were made to pay those misses because a very well established Pontefract side who play good football found there rythm and took there chances and at half time the game was 5-0.

In the second half it was more of the same the girls creating chances but it was all in vein has St Josephs added more goals in the second half through silly defensive mistakes and not closing the ball down in defensive areas they were punished and the game finished 10-0 the scoreline seemed harsh on the girls because they had put the effort in and if they create the chances in the next game that first win may come sooner rather than later.

G4s M.O.M Gemma 'Jim Jam' Turton


Nov 21st 2010

Wakefield FC U14s Girls 1 - 9 Tingley FC U14s Girls Cup

Wakefield this week pitted their wits against league leaders and unbeaten team Tingley

Wakefield this week pitted there wits against league leaders and unbeaten Tingley the girls showed a lot of courage against a side who had been together for over 8 years and never let there heads drop and the result had to be worked very hard for against a very physical Wakefield side.

Has expected from the start Tingley put the Wakefield side under pressure and took the lead after 5 minutes with a very scrappy goal after that Jade Wilson in the Wakefield goal was in magnificent form pulling off a string of great saves and making vital challenges at the feet of oncoming attacks and in front of her Gemma Turton,Charlotte Macgregor and Tara Summerscales were working tirelessly to try and contain the constant pressure. But Wakefield could not contain so much pressure and goals were being scored.

Wakefield were just hoping to hit Tingley on the break and when they were attacking Tingley could not handle Amy Morris using her pace. Half time arrived and Wakefield found themselves 7-0 down.

Wakefield came out in the second half and carried on with the physical side of there game and made Tingley work very hard and with that effort and pressure they forced a corner what led to Wakefield's goal Fay Anderson swung in a corner from the Tingley right and after a bit of a scramble Amy Morris popped up and tapped in to the back of the net and it's no more than Wakefield deserved for there efforts.

Wakefield were working really hard and they were tiring and coach
Andy Laird was making changes bringing on Chelsea Walker,Georgina Oliver,Chloe Laird who replaced Chloe Crowther,Charlotte Macgregor and Philippa Moore up front Grace Oesterlein was working tirelessly to try and make Wakefield apply some pressure.

The last goals came with the tiredness showing even though one was cotroversial Jade Wilson went down injured so the ball was played out but from the resulting throw Tingley shot when the keeper wasn't ready and they scored.

Well played girls for showing spirit and believing in yourselves in every game you play and very well done.

G4s M.O.M Jade Wilson


Nov 14th 2010

Knaresborough Celtic U14s Girls 3 - 1 Wakefield FC U14s Girls County Cup

It was the girls first ever venture in to the County Cup and despite the defeat they gave a very good Knaresborough side a really good game

It was the girls first ever venture in to the County Cup and despite the defeat they can hold there heads up high because they gave a very good Knaresborough outfit a really good game.

It was a 50/50 game for the first part of the game with both teams creating chances and cancelling each other out, but it took a Wakefield mistake that opened the scoring a hopeful ball down the Wakefield left created confusion between keeper and defender and under a bit of pressure from the attacker the ball squirmed free and left an open goal and this was a little unlucky on the girls because up till then they had defended well with Gemma Turton,Charlotte Macgregor,Sammi Garlinge,Tara Summerscales and Philippa Moore were all proving to be very diffucult to get past and putting in vital tackles when needed.

Wakefield were defending well and they gave a corner away and this led to Knaresborough's 2nd goal the cross came over and after a goalmouth scramble the ball came loose and the shot came through some bodies and unsighted Wakefield keeper Jade Wilson had no chance. The girls kept on pushing creating really good chances with 3 corners on the bounce Fay Anderson from the left put the ball over and just went over Gemma Turtons head and flew across the face of goal after more pressure Wakefield got there reward after a short corner between Amy Morris and Fay Anderson , Amy took on a couple of defenders had a shot the ball came out after a block to Charlotte Macgregor who shot the keeper saved poorly the came then came out to Fay her shot hit the post and with an open goal Grace Oesterlein took her chance.

Wakefield created more chances before half time and found themselves unlucky to go in 2-1 down.

The second half was not has hectic with both sides creating chances the best chances fell to the opposition but they found Jade Wilson Wakefield keeper in outstanding form pulling off a string of outstanding saves. Wakefield were relying on counter attacks and they were creating good chances and Chloe Laird and Chloe Crowther in midfield and attack respectively were holding the bal up well.

Knaresborough were really piling on some pressure towards the end of the game and it took a great shot from the edge of the box to finally beat off the girls resistance to make it 3-1

With an injury to Chelsea Walker this paved the way for Georgina Oliver to come on and play the final 20 minutes and she also had a great game in defence after some shuffling around with the team from coach
Andy Laird.

The girls should be very proud of themselves after this peformance and hold there heads up high and very well done.

G4s M.O.M Amy Morris


Oct 31st 2010

Wakefield Ladies 2 - 0 Stockport County

First Home win for Ladies 1st team

The Ladies 1st team entertained Stockport County at home and gained a much needed 3 points against a strong Stockport County team

The Ladies 1st team entertained Stockport County at home and gained a much needed 3 points against a strong Stockport County team.
The goals came from Becky Davies a tap in, after
Bridie Hannon headed against the post and a screaming free kick from Jen Jennings. However it was a great team performance with contributions from each player.

The Ladies 2nd team also had a successful day away in the League Cup against unbeaten Beverley Ladies and are through to the next round with goals from Julia Hogan and a penalty conversion from Savanah Neill on her debut resulting in a 2-0 win.

Oct 24th 2010

Wigton Moor u14s girls 7 - 0 Wakefield FC u14s girls

Well done girls for putting in a great team effort.

This result does not reflect on how well the girls performed on a full size pitch against a well engineered Wigton side.

After both sides had both put some chances together Wigton scored two very quick goals. Both sides were playing some good football but at half time Wakefield were 3-0 down In the 2nd half Wakefield stuck to there game and forced the opposition into mistakes at the back and forced a corner, Fay Anderson took the corner straight on to the head of Amy Morris but the header went narrowly wide.

Wakefield forced a goalmouth scramble where Chloe Laird,Amy Morris,Grace Oesterlein and Chloe Crowther were all involved but nobody took it upon themselves to try and shoot and the well deserved goal went begging

Wakefields fitnees got the better of them and were struggling due to the size of the pitch and slope and with no subs to call on it was taking its toll but to there credit Sammi Garlinge,Gemma Turton,Tara Summerscales and goalkeeper Chelsea Walker all put in a great effort and were always kept making the vital challenges.

The experience of Wigton showed in the end and they run out winners 7-0.

Well done girls for putting in a great team effort.

G4s M.O.M Tara Summerscales.

Next week Wilsden at home


Aug 22nd 2010
Wakefield Ladies 1 - 3 South Durham R.A.

Wakefield deserved a draw....if not more after playing some great football and keeping most of the posession! We just need to start taking our chances and have a bit of luck on our side.

Jody Wray scored Wakefields goal.
Aug 8th 2010 Wakefield Ladies 3 - 2 Guiseley Ladies Friendly

Wakefield completed pre season with another win, this time against Guiseley.

The game finished 3-2 to Wakefield with goals coming from Lindsey Hopton, Jen Jennings and Bridie Hannon.

The ladies first team begin the season next Sunday away to Mossley Hill.
Aug 1st 2010
Bradford PA Ladies 1 - 7 Wakefield Ladies Friendly

Wakefield Ladies won away at Bradford Park Avenue on the 1st August. The final score was 7-1 with goals coming from: Bridie Hannon (2), Shauna Hill (2), Paula Johnson (2) and Lauren Nicholls (1).

The ladies play their final pre season game on the 8th August at home to Guisley.
Jul 29th 2010
Wakefield Ladies 9 - 1 Ossett Town Ladies Friendly

Ladies First Team

Wakefield Ladies got pre season under way with a 9-1 against Ossett Town Ladies,

Shauna Hill (3),
Bridie Hannon (2),
Paula Johnson (1),
Charlotte Bennet (1),
Sophie Parish (1),
Ruth McShane (1).

Well done Ladies

Keep it up....!!
Jun 25th 2010

Ladies Pre Season and Trials Sunday 4th July

Calling all existing and new players womens pre season training and trials starts Sunday 4th July 11-00am to 1-00pm at North Avenue Wakefield WF1 3RT.

The 1st team are now in their 3rd season in the Northern Combination League and looking for a top 2 finish this season. The 2nd team also play at a high standard in the North East Womens League.
We play in a great stadium and have everything in place for the club to go places.
Training continues Tues/Thurs 7pm to 8.30pm at North Avenue.
Please call Neil Fotherby on 07753949234 or 07708367905 if you are interested in joining the club.