LINDSEY Beverley bagged a brace as Basingstoke Town Ladies claimed a brave 2-1 victory away at Mansfield Road on Sunday.

Town travelled to Oxford with just 11 players but were ahead inside the opening minute, Beverley’s shot from long range beating the home goalkeeper.

The same player doubled the visitors’ lead on 42 minutes, running onto Josette Pearmine’s ball over the top and lobbing the home goalkeeper, but Mansfield Road had time to reduce the deficit before half-time.

One of the Basingstoke players fell ill during the break and the visitors were forced to play the majority of the second half with only 10 players. They held on bravely to win the game, a result that leaves them eighth in the Southern League Premier Division.

Town Ladies are in league cup action on Sunday, hosting second-placed Woodley United Ladies at Sherborne Road.