Slideshow: Eagles swoop to end Sherrardswood's away run
PUBLISHED: 18:02 21 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 26 October 2009
Beds & Herts County Girls and Women s League Flitwick Eagles FC 3 Sherrardswood Ladies 2 SHERRARDSWOOD Ladies lost their unbeaten away record in the league as they went down 3-2 at Flitwick Eagles on Sunday. The visitors were 3-0 behind after a 20 minut
Beds & Herts County Girls' and Women's League
Flitwick Eagles FC 3 Sherrardswood Ladies 2
SHERRARDSWOOD Ladies lost their unbeaten away record in the league as they went down 3-2 at Flitwick Eagles on Sunday.
The visitors were 3-0 behind after a 20 minute spell of madness in the first half.
Eagles enjoyed the advantage of playing down the sloping pitch and had a strong wind behind them.
Their attackers got onto the end of long high balls played into the wind which made defending near impossible.
Sherrardswood regrouped at half-time knowing they had a slight advantage with the sloping pitch, but the wind had dropped and Flitwick packed the defence to hold onto their early rush of goals.
The comeback attempt began when striker Jax Bryceland netted.
She received a Sue Hart ball from outside the box that was heading for the goal.
In true poacher's style, the forward slotted the ball into the net.
The away side were then denied a penalty when Hart was pulled back in the box before Jules Comerford hit the bar with a 30-yard volley.
Within minutes of that effort, Comerford chased a loose ball from the halfway line. Despite being closed down by two defenders, she calmly lobbed the diving keeper for the second goal.
Although pushing forward in the closing stages, the Welwyn side couldn't find an equaliser and crashed to their first away league defeat.
Man of the match was awarded to Emily Davey.
Sherrardswood play league leaders Leighton Linslade on Sunday, who they beat earlier in the season.
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