Hamil Road Ladies, the Port Vale women’s team run by the Port Vale Community Trust, kicked off 2014 in style by beating Lichfield City 7-2 on Sunday afternoon.
An own goal plus strikes from Victoria Atherton, Charlotte Costello, Natalie Glenville, Lucy Goodfellow, Rehanne Mellor and Kimberley Trotter fired the side to their tenth win in all competitions this season. The win leaves the team in fourth place in the Staffordshire County Women’s League but they could climb to the top of the table if they win their FIVE games in hand on league leaders Audley LFC.
The Hamil Road Ladies set up is less than six months in the making after it was started in July 2013 as part of the Port Vale Community Trust’s inclusion strategy. The team train two times per week, play fixtures on Sunday afternoons and have a current squad of twenty players.
Striker Kimberley Trotter (pictured above) currently leads the goal scoring charts and her strike on Sunday was her 25th goal in just 13 matches this season. However Trotter was keen to pass the credit onto her team mates.
“It’s great to be scoring goals but credit should go to everyone else in the team as well. We have a great team spirit and we all work incredibly hard together to get the best results possible on the pitch. Hopefully I can keep scoring goals and I can help the team to finish as high up the table as possible”.
Hamil Road Ladies continue their season with a trip to Leek on Sunday.
For more information on the ladies team or any other Port Vale Community Trust projects call: 01782 831900