Full-back heads list of Ladies’ new faces

Gloucestershire Echo - - FOOTBALL -

» CHEL­TENHAM Town Ladies have signed full-back Sammy Hallsworth from Wat­ford.

She has also pre­vi­ously been with For­est Green Rovers and Swin­don Town, spend­ing the last two sea­sons at Wat­ford in the FA Women’s Na­tional League South­ern Pre­mier Divi­sion and also rep­re­sent­ing Eng­land Col­leges.

The Robins have also signed 16-year-old for­mer Swin­don Town Re­gional Tal­ent Cen­tre player Sarah King.

They also had two new sign­ings from Wolver­hamp­ton Wan­der­ers in their squad which beat Red­ditch United on Sun­day.

Cen­tre-half Mai But­ler has cap­tained Wolves and was also part of the FA Women’s Na­tional League Divi­sion One Mid­lands ti­tle-win­ning squad in 2017.

Mi­id­fielder Char­lotte Crid­dle was also part of the Wolves squad last year that fin­ished run­ners-up to cham­pi­ons West Bromwich Al­bion.

An Ella Hitch­cox brace after a Becky Wilkins’ opener se­cured Chel­tenham Town Ladies’ third win on the bounce in pre-sea­son as they beat Red­ditch United 3-2.

Chel­tenham went in front when But­ler, after snuff­ing out an­other Red­ditch move, fed Ella Hitch­cox on the left wing. She stepped in­side and set the ball back for Becky Wilkins, who struck it first time and buried it.

Red­ditch equalised less than 10min­utes later, after Louise Fen­some was ad­judged to have fouled her marker. The free-kick was struck su­perbly and found its way into the top cor­ner of Clark’s net.

What hap­pened next stunned every­body, as Hitch­cox gam­bling in the box. was caught by her marker, but man­aged to get a touch. Ex­pect­ing a whis­tle, both sides switched off and the ball found its way into the bot­tom cor­ner from Hitch­cox’s de­flec­tion and the goal stood.

Red­ditch didn’t take long to equalise after half-time. After be­ing given a free-kick in their own penalty area, a sweetly struck shot found the net.

Chel­tenham didn’t take long to get them­selves back in front, Hitch­cox again prov­ing too much for Red­ditch to han­dle.

A long goal­kick from Clark sat right for the pacey winger, to run into be­fore un­leash­ing a siz­zling strike into the far cor­ner.

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