AFC LadiesMatch Report
Away | League
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 | Attendance
Bungay Town Ladies 1 - 3 AFC Ladies
|2||Natalie Curtin||Off 30|
|3||Ellie Marshall||Off 70|
|8||Kayleigh Steed||Off 70|
|14||Kate Baker||On 30|
|15||Charlotte Warren||On 70|
|16||Charlotte Golding||On 70|
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This week saw AFC Ladies travel to the Norfolk/Suffolk border to take on their opponents for the day, Bungay Town.
Despite AFC’s higher league position, it was Bungay who opened the match in dominating fashion. Having held onto the ball for most of the opening 15 minutes it was no surprise when Bungay took the lead early on from a superb shot on the edge of the box that flew into the top corner. Sudbury did however have half chances which fell to Jodie Sharp and Chloe Mills as AFC worked their way back into the game. The combination of Mills and Sharp would prove effective for Sudbury’s equaliser. Jodie Sharp, having beaten her defender, sent a cross into the box which Chloe Mills skilfully volleyed into the bottom right corner of the goal from 12 yards.
Sudbury took the lead in the match from the persistence of Jodie Sharp, who having chased a seemingly lost cause, pressured the keeper and defender into a mistake and was able to simply roll the ball into the net.
Half time score: Bungay Town 1 – 2 AFC Sudbury.
The second half saw Sudbury step up their performance but both teams had their chances early on. Bungay came close with a free kick with Kerry Humphreys heading the danger clear. Jodie Sharp had a chance to increase Sudbury’s lead, but her shot cleared the crossbar. Sharp did however become the provider for Sudbury’s third goal with her whipped corner finding Charlotte Churchman in the box, who headed the ball in the net.
Bungay had a number of chances to get a goal back with Ellie Marshall heading off the AFC line and keeper Jess Shepherdson having to produce a quick reaction save to a fierce shot from close range. Sharp was then unfortunate not to add to her tally when her superbly taken goal was ruled offside. Jess Shepherdson was once again on hand for Sudbury as she made two further excellent saves, one being tipped on to the post.
As the match closed out Natalie Golding came closest for Sudbury with two chances, both the result of great link up play with Chloe Mills.
Full time score: Bungay Town 1 – 3 AFC Sudbury
The match sees another win for Sudbury which extends their unbeaten run to four games, lifting them to third in the table.
Next up for AFC Ladies is an away trip to fellow league team, Haverhill Ladies in the Suffolk County cup.