Chichester City Women won their first league game of the season 3-1 against Montpellier Villa WFC. In a sluggish first half, City conceded early on, but a stunning strike from Lisbeth Mottashead leveled things up on the stroke of half time.

Lisbeth Mottashead celebrates her goal. Photo: Neil Holmes

With the game looking like it would stay a draw, City manager Connor Slade brought on Katie Bundy, who’s two rapid fire goals made sure the 3 points went to City.

Katie Bundy’s second goal. Photo: Neil Holmes

Chichester City Women manager Connor Slade’s reaction to the game:

“I felt the first half was display of patience and possession, but when a communication error at the back cost us; we didn’t react with the right tempo, and we weren’t effective enough in the final third. But Lisbeth’s goal right on half time meant at least we came in on level terms”.

“The halftime talk was focused on increasing that tempo. Katie is renowned for making a big impact off the bench, and she came on with the right temperament and energy that we needed”.

“She’s been working really hard on and off the pitch and I’m delighted she’s seeing the rewards. The game was controlled by us and when we found our flow, we looked dangerous.

We have a lot to learn from our first league game. ”

Katie Bundy celebrates her goal with midfielder Rebecca Fry. Photo Neil Holmes

Chichester Team:

Leonie Tewkesbury, Lisbeth Mottashead, Jasmin Cain, Morgan Bond, Eloise Williams, Rebecca Fry,
Charlie Bond, Katie Long, Payton Howard, Elinor Williams, Gaby Hobday.

Lauren Ellis, Katie Bundy, Mia Gardner

The next game for Chichester City Women is on Sunday 4th October, away at Goring-By-Sea Cricket Women in the SCWGFL League Cup. Kick off 2pm.