Salford City Women finished their first season in the Greater Manchester Women’s Football League Division 1 victorious as they beat Rochdale AFC a conclusive 10-0.

The final home game of the season saw four goals from Phoebe Duckworth and also a hat-trick from Beth Tattersall.

This was reminiscent of some gut-busting performances earlier in the season; including beating Manchester Rovers 15-0 in October, to then win 12-0 against Rochdale AFC away only seven days later.

For the whole season so far, Salford City Lionesses have only dropped points in one game, with 16 wins, one draw and no losses out of 17 games, with an astounding goal difference of 116 compared to second placed Barr Hill Ladies’ goal difference of 17.

As a result of the title win, the Lionesses will be promoted to the North West Women’s Regional Football league, which is division six of women’s English football.

The Lionesses got their season off to a very promising start as they thrashed AFC Urmston Meadowside 13-0.

The trophy will be presented at the next league game against Sale Ladies.

Despite some satisfying results this season, Salford City are not finished yet as they are still fighting on three other fronts: the League Challenge Cup Final on May 5, Division One Cup Final on May 12 (both vs Langho Ladies) and finally another final against FC United of Manchester in the FA Women’s Challenge Cup Final, on May 15, 2019

Promotion to the North West Women’s Regional Football league, will provide new opponents for Salford City Women.  Among the new opponents are Wigan Athletic Ladies and Fleetwood Town Wrens.



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