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Bretforton Ladies 1s 1 - 1 Blockley

Last Updated: Mar 9, 2016 10:04pm
Evesham, Wychavon
By Alice Cooke
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After their 4-4 draw in their last match, Bretforton and Blockley were both looking to break the deadlock with their second game of the season against one another last Saturday.  

Both teams came out hard from the off, but it was Bretforton who piled the pressure on early and gave themselves several chances to put themselves in front within the first ten minutes of the game. Hannah Dufty on the right for Bretforton Ladies made several fast-paced runs and her crosses were unfortunate not to be put away by the Bretforton attackers.  

The first real opportunity of the match came from a short corner awarded to Bretforton after a stick tackle in the Blockey area. A well driven ball out left Sophie Hamilton the chance to strike on goal and was unlucky to miss the target as the ball skimmed the right post.  

Blockley upped their game just before the second half, winning a succession of short corners, but excellent and decisive defending from Bretforton kept the visitors from taking the lead. Leaving the score before half time at 0-0. 

After the break, both teams were looking to find themselves ahead on the scoresheet, and it was Blockley that were first to find the back of the net. Passing play from the middle of pitch, gave Blockley’s number 10 the room to move into the D and drive the ball round the Bretforton keeper and put the visitors ahead.  

The home team answered the deficit in style when Sarah Hall picked the ball up on the edge of the area and, with her back toward the goal, struck the ball with such force and accuracy that the Blockley defence could do no more than watch the ball fly past and in off the left post.  

Both teams had chances to get themselves ahead after Blockley one another succession of short corners, but were unable to make the most of their chances. Undoubtedly the best chance of the game to put the home team into the lead came from Tess Lewinton, who narrowly missed the goal as she went one on one with the Blockley keeper at the top of the area. 

Despite the hard work of both teams, again neither were able to keep themselves ahead in the local derby and the score finished a well-matched 1-1. 

Bretforton travel away to Bristol University 2s next weekend in the fight to move themselves up the league table. 

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