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Bretforton edge 9 goal thriller

Swindon 1st XI 3 Bretforton 1st XI 6

Last Updated: Oct 8, 2013 03:04pm
Evesham, Wychavon
By Vicky Watkins
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Bret made it six points from two games winning this nine goal thriller away in Wiltshire.

Swindon were first to score after a lot of early pressure but it didn’t take the girls in pink long to reply – Hayley Whitehouse split the Swindon defence wide open, waltzed into the ‘D’ and smacked the ball into the roof of the net.  Next up was Emma Lowe who also saw her effort end up high into the goal after brilliant umpiring by the Swindon official allowed the game to continue after a certain foul to give Lowe the advantage and take her goal.

The second half started with Bret going further ahead – Tess Lewinton used her prowess to get the ball past the advancing Swindon keeper for Brets third goal.  More concerted pressure from Bret was causing the Swindon defence to fluff their lines and get panicky – resulting in an own goal in Brets favour.

Swindon got another goal back but their discipline was beginning to let them down – a flurry of cards saw one of their players sin-binned and another with a green card – the Vale side were starting to get to them !

Terri Brown scored her deserved goal when she weaved her way along the back line and simply slipped the ball home to put the score at 5-2.

Bretfortons defending had been exceptional all game – Swindon are a brilliant side who never gave up the chase, they scored their third with ten minutes to go but were denied a certain fourth when, player of the match, goal keeper Vicky Watkins leapt like a salmon to tip a high effort deftly over the cross bar and managed to turn another goal bound effort around the post. 

All the points were going to Bretforton for sure however when Lisa Workmans pass found Lewinton who coolly dinked the ball up and over a defending Swindon stick and place the ball home for the Vale girls sixth goal.

This game really showed a vast improvement in Brets positional play and also their fitness.  Still early days but the girls in pink can be well proud of their efforts and results already this season.

Match Ball Sponsor:                        OHL Stationers

Player of the Match:                        Vicky Watkins

Plonker of the Match:          Terri Brown

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