University rout sees Nuneaton hit for six
THOSE at Loughborough University Stadium were treated to a goal-fest as
Loughborough Foxes ran out 6-3 winners against Nuneaton Town on Thursday to claim their first win of the Premier League Northern Division season in some style.
New signing Lisa Giampalma opened her goalscoring account for Loughborough and Rebecca Langley, Helen Rudkin and Jodie White scored one each, with Emma Pilling bagging herself a brace.
Elsewhere, goals from Annabel McKechine and Natasha Meade saw
Nottingham Forest defeat rivals Derby County 2-0 and take home the local bragging rights.
McKechine put the hosts in front on 38 minutes, before Meade made the points safe nine minutes from time to move Forest within just two points of thirdplaced Derby.
Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End shared the spoils, after their evenly-contested encounter ended 0-0.
Rovers had the best oppotunity to steal the three points right at the death, when Danielle Sheen had a close-range shot saved.
And manager Gemma Donnelly said: “Both teams had spells when they were on top and if either team was going to go on and win it, it was only going to be by one goal.”
Bradford City were completely dominant in their 5-1 thrashing of Guiseley
Vixens on Wednesday, while the league leaders Stoke City continued their unbeaten run when they defeated
Sporting Club Albion 4-2. Cardiff City left it late to edge past
Forest Green Rovers 2-1 in an impressive away win.
Jemma Heath headed home from a cross late on, before Cardiff’s lead was then doubled by Shannon Osman in the 88th minute.
And Cardiff head coach Gary Green said: “Fair play to Forest Green Rovers, they stuck to their game plan, but overall the best team won.”
C& K Basildon secured their second victory of the Premier League Southern Division season with a 1-0 win over West Ham, who were reduced to ten players and remain without a win in the campaign so far.
Stacey Little was sent off for West Ham on the hour mark and it only took C& K Basildon four minutes to capitalise on their numerical advantage when Amy Nash fired home what proved to be the winning goal.
Brighton & Hove Albion remain at the summit of the Southern Division after a comfortable 2-0 victory over Lewes. And finally, Portsmouth followed up their emphatic 5-1 victory over Coventry United with a 3-0 triumph over 12th-placed Queens Park Rangers