Wolves Women bow out after a fine FA Cup run

Boss Dan McNamara has expressed his immense pride after Wolves Women saw their FA Cup run come to an end against Blackburn.

Wolves Women boss Dan McNamara (Credit: Wolves)
Wolves Women boss Dan McNamara (Credit: Wolves)

Having beaten both Nottingham Forest and Watford over the past few weeks, McNamara’s side – currently in the fourth tier – finally succumbed to step two Rovers at Telford’s New Bucks Head.

The fourth-round clash ended 5-2 to the visitors, while Wolves now hope that their application for promotion proves successful.

“There’s no commiserations here. That group, they really are something else,” said McNamara.

“I’m just so proud of them. The journey they’ve been on for the last three weeks has been tremendous.

“Credit to Blackburn. What an outfit. That’s what we’re trying to get to.

“We’ll use it as a learning experience as this is where we want to get to. We want to be playing in the Championship of the Women’s Super League.

“There were some moments of absolute brilliance from the Blackburn players, and that’s the difference.

“We’ve been back playing three weeks, and they hadn’t stopped. I think that told in certain moments, but there’s nothing to be ashamed of in that performance.”

Wolves took the lead through Ali Miller and were right in it when Lowri Walker scored in the second half, making it 3-2 to Blackburn at the time.

Ruthless finishing then saw the away side pull away.

“The girls had nothing to prove, but everything to show,” added McNamara.

“They’ve competed in every aspect. Every single one of them.

“They’re a credit to themselves and a credit to the football club.

“I hope everyone who’s been watching these last few weeks has really enjoyed the journey and can be at home games when it’s allowed.”

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