AFC LadiesMatch Report
Away | League
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 | Attendance
Cornard United Ladies 1 - 3 AFC Ladies
Man of the match
|Marie 'Eileen' Seabrook||0|
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Today’s match saw a top of the table clash between Cornard Ladies and AFC Sudbury Ladies, with both teams yet to drop a point. The match also saw the welcome return of Kerry Humphreys to the Sudbury squad after a lengthy 16 months out with a knee injury.
From the kick off Cornard were the more impressive team on the ball with Sudbury struggling to get a hold of the game. Within the opening 10 minutes Cornard looked almost certain to capitalise on a missed Sudbury clearance leaving Cornard forward Stacey Teager clear through on goal. However a fantastic save from Sudbury keeper Sharon Groome kept the ball out of the net. Cornard remained on top in the match and took the lead just under the 20 minute mark, when Teager once again found herself through on the keeper and slotted the ball home for the opener. Despite going behind for the first time this season, the goal had a positive effect on Sudbury who began to fight their way back into the game. The improved Sudbury performance lead to Sudbury creating chances to equalise. Sudbury came tantalisingly close with an Emma Holloway shot that was cleared off the line. As Sudbury pushed forward Cornard again found Teager on the counter attack who looked sure to extend Cornard’s lead, only for keeper Sharon Groome to once again pull out an impressive finger tip save to turn the ball round the outside of the post. With the first half drawing to a close, Sudbury once again were unlucky not to score when a ball into the Cornard box somehow failed to find the net after 3 goal line clearances. Half time score Cornard Ladies 1 – 0 AFC Sudbury Ladies.
Sudbury had the dream start to the second half after a frustrating first half. Within moments of the second half kicking off, Sudbury found themselves level with a superb 25 yard looped shot from Holloway leaving the keeper no chance. As the game continued Sudbury became the more dominant attacking force and whilst Cornard still posed a danger on the counter, it was Sudbury who began to pass the ball around the pitch and create chances. Sudbury were soon rewarded for their efforts when they took the lead with just under half an hour left. The goal came courtesy of a corner taken from the left by Natalie Golding which found its way into the net despite a crowded goal line. The win and 3 points were secured for Sudbury late on through Emma Holloway who beat a number of defenders to slot the ball past the keeper into the corner of the net. Full time score Cornard Ladies 1 – 3 AFC Sudbury Ladies.
AFC Sudbury Ladies next match will be home to Brantham Athletic Ladies on Sunday 31st October. Kick off is at 2pm at Delphi.