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LADIES | Carl Morrison praises resilience in Pools Youth win
Josh Youll
Author: Josh Youll

30th January 2023

Gateshead Ladies manager Carl Morrison was thrilled with how his free-scoring side kept their rhythm in Sunday’s 5-2 win.

The Heed followed last week’s 7-0 victory over Guisborough Town with another high-scoring affair.

Pools Youth Ladies got their noses in front, but Morrison’s outfit expressed their quality and rode out 5-2 winners.

That win takes Gateshead up to eighth in the table with several games in hand.

“I thought it was a very good performance and we showed a bit of everything,” claimed Morrison.

“We were comfortable on the ball and stuck to our style well – playing out from the back, as well as showing some fight and resilience.

“Pools Youth are a tough team who can create a lot of problems with a direct approach.

“We had to come from behind – I was pleased with how we kept at it and stuck to our principles.”

The Heed boss hailed attacking duo Chrid Murray and Jess Richardson as they continued their impressive run of form, snatching all five goals.

“We’re really pleased with them,” he stated.

“They’ve never had the chance to play together because Jess was away when Chrid joined the club.

“Chrid may have been concerned because she didn’t score in her first few games – I told her it would come, it’d just take a while to get used to our style of play.

“I knew they’d compliment each other. They’ve played two games together now and we’ve scored 12 goals so that’s really positive.”

Next on Gateshead’s radar is fourth-placed Hartlepool United Women at home on Sunday, February 5 (2pm kick-off).

“We’ve already played them this season,” Morrison said.

“We came from behind to win 2-1 and it was one of our best performances – we showed a lot of character.

“We know what to expect. It’ll be a hard-fought contest and we’ll have to be on it from the start.

“We want to play football the right way, but we also want to have some intensity and desire to get the result.

“Hartlepool are a top team – anyone can beat anyone in this league and Hartlepool are certainly going to be strong opposition.”

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