Slideshow: Sherrardswood lose final league match
PUBLISHED: 11:16 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 26 October 2009
Beds & Herts County League Sherrardswood Ladies 0 Arlesey Town 1 SHERRARDSWOOD Ladies slipped to a 1-0 defeat against their Arlesey Town counterparts on Sunday. With one eye on this coming weekend s cup final against Leverstock Green, Sherrardswood s
Beds & Herts County League
Sherrardswood Ladies 0 Arlesey Town 1
SHERRARDSWOOD Ladies slipped to a 1-0 defeat against their Arlesey Town counterparts on Sunday.
With one eye on this coming weekend's cup final against Leverstock Green, Sherrardswood's league campaign ended on a losing note.
Already assured of fourth place in the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire County Women's League Open Division, the Welwyn side had nothing to play for and the ladies were wary of picking up any injuries before Sunday's cup clash with Leverstock, which ironically takes place at Arlesey's ground.
Last Sunday's league match was played at Colney Heath's ground to give Sherrardswood the chance to play on a larger pitch.
Sherrardswood started the game well and stand-in goalkeeper Camilla Holland, who was drafted in as regular Paula Collis was resting an injury, had very little to do in the first half.
Attacking runs from Jules Comerford and Jax Bryceland nearly resulted in an early goal for the hosts.
Arlesey, however, wanted payback on Sunday after Sherrardswood had beaten them in the Herts & Beds Cup semi-final and they got their revenge.
The Beds club scored the only goal of the game not long after the break when an Arlesey striker got through on goal and beat Holland.
Sue Hart fired a 30-yard shot just wide of the post minutes later and Katy Jones had a long-range effort blocked by the defence.
Some excellent midfield play from Louise Love and Naomi Totten ensured the Sherrardswood strikers kept the ball in the Arlesey half for most of the second period.
Late in the game, Ellen Hemson dashed down the right wing and cut inside two defenders, only to be denied by a brave save from the Arlesey keeper.
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