Bretforton Edge Epic Encounter

Bretforton Ladies 1st XI 4 - Newent 1st XI 3

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2014 10:09pm
Evesham, Wychavon
By Vicky Watkins
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An exemplary 20 minute display in the first half of this amazing game is what eventually brought Bret home all three points in their first league game of the season.

Bret simply outplayed the visitors and it was Hayley Whitehouse who’s pass was picked up by Captain Tess Lewinton who pirouetted on her toes and slipped the ball past the keeper.  Before Newent could regain their composure, the same deadly duo were at it again.

Whitehouse’s neat reverse stick pass found Lewinton who again made no mistake in burying the ball into the back of the net.

Newent did get a goal back but it was to be Whitehouse’s half when she got her name on the score sheet as a brilliant solo run ended in her firing the ball high at the keeper who could only help fumble it over the line.   

The second half started much the same as the first – with Bret on the up.  The pinkies were awarded a short corner and Danni Cox’s ball beat the on-rushing Newent defenders to find Whitehouse who was given enough time and space to enable her to pick her spot and tuck the ball away for her second of the match.

Newent however, were not done yet.  Proving why they came third in the league next to Bret’s second last season, they will always fight and scrap for every point and this game was to be no exception.  It was their turn to score two quick goals and pile the pressure on the Bret defence.

With still 15 minutes to play it took good goalkeeping by player of the match Vicky Watkins and right back Polly Christian possibly had the coolest head on the pitch, thwarting Newent on several occasions.

Bretforton fought hard for these points and may not have a tougher game all season.  Credit Newent who never gave up and – also – both teams who did really well to cope with the new EHA discipline directives – hardly a swear word to be heard !!

Many thanks to all who made the effort to support this week – it really helped and the girls appreciated it hugely !


Player of the match:Vicky Watkins

Plonker of the match:Julie Hall

Match ball sponsor:Decorative Touches at Pershore Indoor Market


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