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A women’s football first for Jersey

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TWO Island footballers faced each other in an English women’s league match for the first time when Yeovil Town met Chichester City.

Chichester City's Holly Muirhead (6) and Yeovil Town's Megan Wood, right, played against each other in Women's National League South Picture: LEE COLLIER

Megan Wood and Holly Muirhead – both former Jersey Footballer of the Year award winners – featured for Yeovil and Chichester respectively in an FA Women’s National League South match between the sides on Sunday, which ended 3-0 to Wood and Co.

Financial struggles resulted in Yeovil dropping into the third tier of the women’s game this season, after playing Super League football in 2019/20. Wood spent last season with the club’s academy but climbed the ranks over the summer to make her debut. They have won both of their league matches and a cup fixture so far this term.

Wood said: ‘It was good to see Holly and I felt we both did well in what was a competitive game.

‘Many of the players knew about the Jersey link and although it was a celebration of Island pride we both had a job to do for our teams.

‘It was a good game, the first half was really competitive and we made it difficult for ourselves because we’ve had a strong start to the season and not conceded a goal in our previous games and we’ve now added to that.’

Jersey’s Footballer of the Year in 2017/18 and JEP Golden Boot winner the same year, Wood made her first-team debut in a 9-0 league win against Hounslow, formerly Queen’s Park Rangers, before scoring in her next game – a 7-0 cup success against Stevenage.

Full report in Wednesday's JEP.

Andy Bradshaw

By Andy Bradshaw
Sports Reporter

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