Che­sham ladies scrape win de­spite un­tidy per­for­mance

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

CHE­SHAM United Ladies put in an un­tidy per­for­mance on Sun­day but mirac­u­lously came away with all three points against a de­cent Team Solent side.

Che­sham wel­comed the re­turn of their Women’s Su­per League play­ers Kate Bow­ers and Gemma Fraser, while Lucia Masella re­turned in goal, but they started poorly with some sloppy pass­ing and poor move­ment.

Al­though one early move saw the ball can­non off Solent’s bar, it was the visi­tors who were play­ing much the bet­ter foot­ball and de­servedly took the lead.

Again Che­sham were sliced open through the mid­field and as the de­fend­ers missed their tack­les, a lively shot was spilled by Masella and Solent grabbed their sec­ond.

Che­sham looked down and out and while there were spo­radic glim­mers of hope, an in­jury to cap­tain Dawne Camp­bell made their task all the harder and en­sured the young de­fence had to step up and fo­cus.

How­ever, with just min­utes of the first half re­main­ing, Kat Bow­ers chased down a loose ball, turned and fired into the far cor­ner to give Che­sham a life­line.

Af­ter switch­ing to a back three at the break, Che­sham found a good out­let on the left in the shape of Fraser, and when she was put through she fin­ished neatly to level the scores.

Che­sham still looked out of sorts though, fail­ing to clear and making poor de­ci­sions, and when Solent hung a cor­ner un­der the bar they were some­how back in the lead.

Chang­ing things again, Che­sham had Anna Im­rie pro­vid­ing some power down the right and started to func­tion again, and when they were awarded a penalty for hand­ball, Laura Bar­ton kept her cool to equalise.

They would have been happy to take the draw but had started pin­ning Solent back, and when Sarah Tyas put Fraser through, she slot­ted ag­o­nis­ingly wide.

But with just min­utes left on the clock, top scorer Katie Squire smashed the loose ball home to snatch a mem­o­rable vic­tory and keep Che­sham top of the League over Christ­mas.


Che­sham United Ladies’ Kat Bow­ers and Gemma

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.