Great start continues as Lady Clarets defeat rivals Bolton

Rachel Wood
Rachel Wood

Burnley Ladies continued their great start to the season with a performance which combined moments of magic with an underlying determination and work ethic which sparks thoughts of a potentially great season.

Goals timed within the first two minutes of each half and a third at the mid-way point of the second meant that Bolton, despite their late efforts were to languish on the end of a 3-1 home defeat.

Rachel Wood (pictured)deservedly picked up the post-match individual award after assists for Taylor Gregson who finished from a corner and a second cross which caused panic resulting in the Bolton defence slotting past their own ‘keeper – but put the choice beyond doubt with a sublime finish of her own.

Defensive stability was displayed as well as a number of attacking opportunities to show Burnley were good value for this potentially difficult say out in the late summer sunshine, all across the back 4 and between the sticks the right attitude was displayed in spades.

Jade Brindle battled with a very physical back 4, giving away almost 2 feet on the centre half to arguably win the personal battle.

All in all great preparation for the upcoming 2nd qualifying round of the FA cup this weekend where Burnley Ladies are at home at Barden Lane against the City of Manchester team who will want to try and end an extremely positive start to the season for the Clarets.