Derby draws for WGC Ladies against Harpenden and St Albans

PUBLISHED: 07:56 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:33 26 October 2009

THERE were derby draws for WGC Ladies 2nd and 3rd teams at the weekend. WGC s second string were held 1-1 in their match against Harpenden. Having lost a number of players to the 1st XI, this was always going to be a tough fixture but honours remained ev

THERE were derby draws for WGC Ladies' 2nd and 3rd teams at the weekend.

WGC's second string were held 1-1 in their match against Harpenden.

Having lost a number of players to the 1st XI, this was always going to be a tough fixture but honours remained even at half- time with a couple of timely saves from stand-in keeper Sally Lloyd in the Welwyn goal.

Harpenden scored first midway through the second half with a rebound knock-in following a short corner strike.

Welwyn responded fantastically with some great play from Elspeth Heywood in midfield.

She worked well with Judy Errington, Kate Whiteland and Lucie Warrington up front.

But it was acting captain Dossie Brando who equalised.

She surged through from left defence to pick up a delicate through ball from Shelley Beaver at left midfield and slipped the ball past the young Harpenden keeper before a stunning dive and roll.

WGC's 3rd XI had a goalless draw in their match against local rivals St Albans at the de Havilland pitch on Saturday.

Welwyn initially played with only 10 players and were hard-pressed to keep out the young St Albans forward line.

Sue Owen did sterling work at sweeper and Erica Stovold made some fine kicks to clear her lines.

Once their 11th player arrived, WGC began to look more threatening.

Youngsters Lottie Stapleton and Katherine Parry linked well together down the right and Lizzie Owen worked tirelessly as centre midfield to blot out much of the build-up play.

However, neither team could break the deadlock as the play went from end to end and the 0-0 final scoreline was a fair result on the balance of play.


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