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Recap

A hard fought match between the top two sides in the league, a draw is probably a fair result, but the visitors will be happiest after getting the equaliser in the last couple of minutes.

Gepostet von Northampton Town Ladies am Sonntag, 6. Januar 2019

 

Northampton Town Ladies started 2019 with a top of the table clash hosting second placed Oadby & Wigston at Blisworth.

Oadby are just 6 points behind the table topping Cobblers and do have a game in hand.

The atmosphere was tense with both sides knowing how important the three points could be to their season. After the Christmas break both teams initially struggled to find their rhythm but it was Oadby who took the lead, scoring from a corner.

The Cobblers took the Oadby goal as a wake up call and started to show some dominance pressing higher up the pitch.

On the 30 minute mark, the Cobblers were awarded a corner which saw Kellie Billenness and Sara Wait both have efforts saved on the goalline but on a third attempt saw Leah Stacey volley the ball into the back of the net to mean half time was reached with the scores level.

The second half, much like the first, was an even contest but it was clear Cobblers weren’t content with a draw with their second half performance much better than the first. It took until the 66th minute for Cobblers to get their reward as a through ball from Kellie Billenness was controlled and volleyed in by Leah Stacey to beat the Oadby keeper and put Northampton Town ahead.

The Cobblers looked set to take all three points but Oadby had one last opportunity in the final minute of added time. The Cobblers failed to clear a long ball forward and the Oadby striker confidently scored to ensure the points were shared.

It was great to see a large crowd cheering on the ladies in the cold conditions!

 

Details

Date Time League Season
6th January 2019 2:00 pm EMWRFL - Div 1 South 2018-19

Ground

Blisworth FC (NN7 3GJ)
11 Ladyfield, Blisworth, Northampton NN7 3GJ, UK

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Northampton Town Ladies112
Oadby & Wigston LFC112

KO 80 FT

Northampton Town Ladies

1Joanna Daniel Goalkeeper
2Reanne Mullen Defender
3Emma Billenness Defender
4Naomi Dauncey Defender
5Sara Wait Defender
6Kellie Billenness Midfielder
7Leah Stacey Midfielder
8Alex Bartlett Defender
9Georgia Tear Midfielder
10Emma Dunmore Forward
11Lucinda Stevenson 17 Midfielder
12Georgina Powell Midfielder
14Chloe Atkins Defender
15Abbie Reboul Midfielder
17Francesca Speck 11 Midfielder

Assistant Manager: Steve Croft
Manager: Gary Moss
Coach: Clarke Timson
Coach: Giles Lawrence

POTM
0
0
Goals
2
2
Assists
2
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0