Depleted Whitby cruise to derby win

WHITBY travelled to Guisborough with several regular players missing from the squad line-up.

After five minutes, Lisette Vincent-Jones scored a swift and surprising goal past the Guisborough defence.

This resulted in Guisborough quickly restructuring their defence and closing out the spaces.

Whitby worked tirelessly from midfield with Beth Sanderson, Jo Braithwaite and guest player Emily Gee supporting the attack.

Nicola Kent and Beth Grason were unlucky on several occasions not to score as their team-work constantly bombarded the Guisborough defence.

Guisborough responded well with some well-worked passes out to the wings, drawing out the Whitby defence and opening up spaces down the middle but they were quickly stopped in their tracks by Sammy Gibson, who dominated the defensive lines.

Karen Sanderson held strong at right defence, linking with the mid-field on the counter-attack. Kirsty Dixon once again made some great clearances as keeper, not letting anyone in the back door.

Still 1-0 at half-time, Guisborough started fiercely but with Whitby fielding a younger squad, the fitness was in evidence with Dani Halley breaking into some unstoppable runs and excellent crosses for the forwards to connect with.

Eventually, after a well-worked passing sequence from Sammy Gibson, Beth Grason eliminated the keeper with a one v one resulting in goal number two.

Whitby were now on the home stretch and with 10 minutes to go, another well worked passing lane from Sammy Gibson to Beth Sanderson and Nicola Kent found Beth Grason once again unmarked and taking on the keeper to make it 3-0.

A good all round team performance with Beth Sanderson being nominated as player of the match.

Whitby 3 Guisborough 0