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Women's Football => Non WSL UK Women’s Football => Topic started by: David on April 06, 2007, 08:47:01 PM

Title: Sunday April 8th Southern Division Fixtures
Post by: David on April 06, 2007, 08:47:01 PM
SOUTHERN DIVISION
Barnet v Keynsham Town (Hanwell Town FC)
Brighton & Hove Albion v AFC Wimbledon (Withdean Stadium)
Crystal Palace v West Ham United (Whyteleafe FC)
Millwall Lionesses v Portsmouth (Carshalton Athletic FC)
Southampton Saints v Reading Royals (Winchester City FC)
Watford v Bristol City (Sun Sports & Social)
Title: Re: Sunday April 8th Southern Division Fixtures
Post by: David on April 08, 2007, 07:14:12 PM
Barnet 3-3 Keynsham Town
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 AFC Wimbledon
Crystal Palace 3-0 West Ham United
Millwall Lionesses 1-2 Portsmouth
Southampton Saints 0-3 Reading Royals
Watford 3-0 Bristol City
Title: Re: Sunday April 8th Southern Division Fixtures
Post by: David on April 09, 2007, 09:06:42 PM
Barnet 3-3 Keynsham Town
Keynsham ended Barnet's winning run in sharing six goals but may have come away with all the points, having led 3-1 at half-time. Sheila Rocha gace the visitors a fofth minute advantage and although this was cancelled out by Stacey Sowden on 25 minutes, Branwen Jones and Hari Sabic struck just before the break to put Keynsham in control. However, Claire Thomas reduced the arrears after 62 minutes and Annie Barratt equalised just three minutes afterwards.

Brighton 2-1 AFC Wimbledon
Brighton 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon greatly improved thir own situation, whilst plunging the Dons deeper into trouble. Carly Hunt had put the Dons one up in the first minute but Katie Hodges levelled on 19 minutes and Vikki Keeping hit a 75th minute winner from the penalty spot.

Crystal Palace 3-0 West Ham United
Crystal Palace moved above West Ham, after winning the London derby 3-0. Kettinde Ogunneye scored a goal in each half (20 & 55 mins), before Jen Poole made sure of the win with a 70th minute spot-kick.

Millwall Lionesses 1-2 Portsmouth
Portsmouth are back up into third spot, overtaking Millwall with a good 2-1 away win. But they had to come from behind, as Harley Bennett gave the Lionesses a 35th minute lead. Kate Holmes sent them in all square at the break, with her 42nd minute reply, and in the last minute, Brooke Chaplen got the decisive goal for Pompey.

Southampton Saints 0-3 Reading
Relegation-doomed Southampton Saints lost 3-0 at home to Reading Royals. Susannah Abbot was first on target after 26 minutes, with Tracy Corkett bagged a quick brace with goals on 59 & 70 minutes.

Watford 3-0 Bristol City
Watford lead the division by 12 points, following the 3-0 defeat of Bristol City. With four games remaining, the Hornets only require five points to be sure of promotion. As early as the 7th minute, Helen Lander directed the ball into the net after a scramble in the Bristol penalty area. Midway through the second half, Josie North swung a free-kick in from the right which was headed back across the goal by Kath O’Toole and finished again by Lander. Despite Bristol's efforts, they couldn’t get a real break and went 3-0 down in the 85th minute, after what was probably the most inventive move of the game. Lander worked herself space and pulled a great ball back into the path of Ellen Maggs, who dummied it, letting it roll on to Emma Thomas (pictured) to finish. In the 90th minute, Watford were awarded a penalty for a foul on Thomas, but it was never taken as the focus was on the injured Thomas who was clearly in a lot of pain and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. Both teams agreed that time should be called so that Emma could receive the necessary treatment, with only seconds left on the clock.
Watford Manager, Sian Williams, said: “It is a blow to lose Emma Thomas, especially as she has just come back into the side, she has been a very influential player this season and we hope that the injury is not as serious as it seemed.”
“We got the job done today but were not firing on all cylinders. It was quite bumpy out there as the ground is so hard at the moment and I think this affected the quality of the game to some degree. We are however ecstatic to be back on our winning trail and hope to be able to continue in this vein through to the final game of the season.”

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