Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three-Mendous Toon

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three-Mendous Toon

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NEWCASTLE United overcame a resolute Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at Coach Lane to make it three wins on the trot and go joint third in the Women's Premier League Northern Division.

The Magpies took the game to Wednesday from the start and had a clear chance to open their account on 13 minutes.

Ruth Sutcliffe found herself eight yards from goal following a cross from Julie Twaddle, but fired over under no pressure.

Sarah Bennett, Melanie Reay, Kelly Ridley and Rae Taylor also had good efforts blocked by the Sheffield defence - but the breakthrough came on the halfhour.

Sarah Bennett hit an unstoppable drive with her left foot high into the net.

Newcastle were playing excellent attacking football, but a combination of poor finishing and the final pass kept letting them down.

The second half saw Sheffeld Wednesday come into the game more and Toon goalkeeper Sarah Eadon made crucial saves from Beth Gingell.

Rachel Furness then combined with Stephanie Eadon and Eadon's cross was headed in by Melanie Reay for her fifth goal of the season. …

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