Ladies 1st Team Step Up Their Title Challenge
Result: Old Actonians 2: Carshalton Athletic 0
The game started a little tentatively, both sets of players sizing each other up, both seemingly expecting a tough game against opposition who both had just one league loss to their name so far.
We slowly started to assert ourselves on the game however and had a lot of joy down our left with Sharon Odofin and Lafe' Uche' making some storming runs up the pitch. Most of the 1st half seemed to be us trying to attack and the visitors mainly trying to bat us away. Chances were few and far between at either end however, though Naomi Swift had less to do than her counterpart. Not long before half time however, Rosie Stone whipped in a corner that was only half cleared to Nat Randall. She didn't have much time to set herself and got off a looping shot towards goal that seemed to hang in the air. The keeper got her hands to it but could only palm it out straight to Emma Mulhern who chested it down and stuck it in the back of the net from close range. 1-0. HT.
This seemed to spur Carshalton into action and they had their best spell of the match, but there was no clear chances created still and Swift had a fairly quiet afternoon in goal.
But then, the highlight of the match came when Uche' raced up the left wing, cut inside her defender and let fly with a stunning shot from near the side line that flew into the top corner with no chance for the keeper! What a goal! 2-0.
Match Report: Linda Fox
April 23, 2015