When news happens, text BAZ and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Basingstoke Town Ladies beaten by strugglers
BASINGSTOKE Town Ladies are down to sixth in the Southern League Premier Division table after falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of bottom side Mansfield Road.
The visitors travelled to Winklebury looking for their first league victory of the season and they went home happy, though Town were unfortunate not to grab a point in the closing stages.
A defensive error gifted Mansfield Road the lead in the first minute, Holly Bridge finding the net, but Town were level soon after, Lianne Hill scoring from Katie Randell’s pass.
Tracy Jones could have put the home side ahead on 26 minutes but she fired a good chance over the crossbar and Mansfield Road made her pay, Amy Pipe putting the visitors 2-1 ahead just before half-time.
Mansfield Road had chances to extend their advantage in the second half, Town goalkeeper Erin Davis pulling off a string of fine saves, while Basingstoke were inches away from grabbing a point on 87 minutes.
Ayala Truelove fired in a shot that had the visiting goalkeeper beaten, but the post came to Mansfield Road’s rescue.
Town are in FA Women’s Cup action this Sunday, when they make the long trip to Bristol to face Downend Flyers. Their opponents play in the South West League Premier Division, the same level as Town, but they have made a good start to the season and sit fifth in the table.
Comments are closed on this article.