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Report: Women's Reserves suffer second-half heartbreak

A tough league clash ended in defeat at Cressex School.

19 September 2021

Sheena Booker

The women's reserves were dealt a tough loss in the Thames Valley Counties Women's Football League, as a 2-0 lead at half-time was snuffed out by a physical and experienced Easington side.

Coming into the match against another unknown quantity, the Chairgirls played a slightly different formation (4-2-3-1) in order to sure up the defence.

The formation change proved to be a correct decision from the management team, after fending off a fast attacking start from Easington.

The Chairgirls found their feet midway through the first half, with some good pass and move football they were only prevented from going ahead through missed opportunities, last-ditch tackles and some great saves from the Easington keeper.

Amelia Gilbert made the break through on 35 minutes, receiving the ball out wide on the right and cutting in on the edge of the area before shooting passed the keeper into the top far corner.

Wycombe were straight back on the attack and that paid dividends in the 38th minute when Amelia Sage took control of a free kick 25yrds out and lobbed the keeper to make it 2-0 going in at half time.

Wycombe were off the pace in the 2nd half and couldn’t capitalize on their advantage. Instead they were faced with a determined Easington side who would not allow Wycombe out of their own half and pulled one back in 60th minute, taking the ball around keep Lillie Eames and passing into the net.

It was 2-2 in the 75th minute when Sarah Timmins unfortunately headed into her own net when attempting clear a free kick from the edge of the area.

The Chairgirls fate was sealed in the 85th minute when a defensive mix up allowed Easington through on goal to score the winner.

It was a tough loss for the girls who come into the game with a new found confidence. The team knew that the start of the season would be tough, coming up against teams that were more physical and more experienced, however, the performance left a lot to be positive about!


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