Monday, 29 April 2013

Stoke ladies top the Midlands

Turned up to see the Midlands Ladies League Cup Final at the Marston Road stadium in Stafford, and quite a match it was.
Stoke City Ladies (who have already won the league by a long margin) were clearly the stronger side, but Leafield Athletic played their part too.  Stoke (in red & white) won 8-4 in the end before a crowd of around 400.

I was well impressed with the pace, power, skill and bravery on the pitch, and surprised at how much women's football at this level has progressed.
Amazingly, the World Cup referee Howard Webb (you can see him in the left of the photo) turned out to oficiate at this game, and that is quite a compliment.

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