LTHC Ladies 3rd XI 9 at Roundhill Ladies 1st XI 0

LRHA Ladies – Division 1

Saturday 16th March 2019

Another blustery week for the Ladies 3rd XI, this time at home against Roundhill Ladies 1st Xi. Prior to the game, Town were sitting second in the league, level on points with third place Market Harborough Ladies 2nd XI though slightly ahead on goal difference. Roundhill were firmly at the bottom of the table, only managing one point all season. For Town, this was a chance to increase the goal difference gap.

The game started well with Town settling despite the scrappiness of Roundhill. The ball was moving well and Town were finding the space. Although goalkeeper Selina Cox could be heard, she didn’t see much of the ball at all in the first half. Steadfast centre back Iris Broekhuijzen ensured that the ball did not find Town’s D, linking up with Julia Symons who found herself making an appearance deep in defence for the first time this season. Eirlys Herring and Amanda Condradie played the line well finding Jess Anstice and Zoe Bennfors in midfield where the ball was sleekly delivered into the D. It could be said that Town went on a rampage in the first half as after a flurry of goals, the half time score sat at 6-0.

The second half started much like the first but Roundhill did manage to find space through the centre and found themselves, surprisingly, in Town’s D. They were unable to capitalise due to Ruth Lyons’ fantastic defending and Cox’s vocal instruction. Town managed to produce a multitude of short corners, with Eleanor Grainge, Maddie Herring and Sarah Rose stepping up to the top of the D. Not all of them went to plan but Town didn’t let it change their mindset, Sam Dalby was hungry for her hat-trick and managed to set up Grainge in the process. Town managed a further 3 goals by the time the whistle went leaving the score at 9-0.

Goal scorers: Maddie Herring (3), Sam Dalby (2), Eleanor Grainge (2), Jess Marie (1), Amanda Conradie (1).

Today’s colossal victory over Roundhill, their biggest defeat yet, has left Town in second place, opening up the goal difference gap but also sees them overtake Market Harborough on points due to their loss against Charnwood Sileby. Town travel to Ashby next weekend in the hope of taking their unbeaten run to 12 games on the bounce.

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