BASINGSTOKE Town Ladies were beaten 5-2 by table-topping Maidenhead United Ladies in a hastily re-arranged Southern League Premier Division match on Sunday.

Town had been due to face Marlow in the semi-finals of the Chairman’s Cup, but the league postponed that game during the week. A trip to Maidenhead was scheduled in its place, but the game had to be played at Frimley Green’s ground as the pitch at York Road was deemed unfit for play.

Maidenhead took the lead after eight minutes, but Sam Mosley went close to levelling and Justine Mosley found an equaliser on the half-hour mark.

However, the league leaders scored two more before the break to lead 3-1 at half-time and added a fourth goal early in the second half.

Justine Mosley got her second goal of the game to make it 4-2, but Maidenhead soon restored their three-goal cushion and Mosley was unable to complete her hat-trick from the penalty spot, seeing her shot saved by the goalkeeper.

Town, who sit fourth in the table, are in league action again on Sunday, travelling to second-placed Oxford City Ladies knowing that a win would take them above their opponents.

Rebecca Lee scored all three goals as Basingstoke Town Ladies beat local rivals Tadley Calleva Ladies 3-0 in Hampshire League Division Three.