LADIES BEAT WOODLEY WITH STYLISH DISPLAY

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Ascot United Ladies scored a goal in each half on Sunday afternoon as they comfortably eased past local rivals Woodley United 2-0 in the Southern Region Women’s Football League. The Yellawomen took the lead early in the first half when Georgia Luckhurst-McCord headed home Sarah Davern’s corner from close range. However, despite creating a number of other chances, they could not add to their lead before half time.

The play was easy on the eye for long spells – a testament to the new coaching regime – driving a noticeable step-change in the Ladies’ passing and movement.

In the second half it was a similar story and after Amy Woollard had struck the crossbar with a fine cross-shot that she had engineered for herself, she would ultimately turn provider with a fine through ball for half-time substitute Georgia Bowers to slot in at the near left-hand post. In between those chances, the excellent Isobel Woods’ brilliant left-wing cross should have been converted and Woollard herself might have scored when clean through – only to take a heavy touch and allow the ‘keeper to claim – but it was a job well done for Darrel Evans’ side.

The next big game at The Racecourse is this coming Tuesday when Cove are the visitors against Ascot United Allied U18s in the FA Youth Cup (7.45pm). In a correction to the weekend preview, Clanfield ‘85 – who beat Cove in the last round – have been withdrawn, meaning that Cove are re-instated and take their place.

Image is the all-important warm-down on Sunday!

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