Aylsham battle with Wymondham

Wymondham 1, Aylsham 0

Aylsham Ladies travelled to Wymondham to face a team who have had an up and down start to the season.

Aylsham were keen to get their season back on track after the disappointing defeat the previous weekend.

The game started quickly and Aylsham were on top, pressing the Wymondham defence but not creating many chances.

Wymondham then settled into the game and started passing the ball well and were also a threat in the air - Aylsham were being beaten to the ball from goal kicks most times.

Wymondham then took the lead when a ball was put into the box and ended up going into the Aylsham net after an unfortunate deflection off a defender.

This motivated Aylsham who pressed the Wymondham defence but they couldn't quite find the final pass to create any clear-cut chances.

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The score at half-time was 1-0 to Wymondham.

In the second half Aylsham were told to up the work rate and get to the ball first. There was an improvement in Aylsham's play but the Wymondham midfield were very tight and it was difficult to break them down.

Aylsham found themselves playing very deep and not posing much of a threat going forward. Both defences were playing well; Shaz Bunn in the Aylsham defence was on top form, timing every tackle to perfection.

Goalkeeper Sam Ede was also playing well, making several brave saves to keep Aylsham in the game.

There were no more goals in the game making the final score Wymondham 1 Aylsham 0,

This was the Ladies' second league defeat of the season.

A club spokesperson said: 'Congratulations must go to midfielder Georgie Bobbin who recently attended trials for Tottenham Ladies U21s. She has been selected to represent them next season. Good luck, Georgie!'

Thanks to linesman Ash Hunton and sponsors Aylsham Computers.

Team: Sam Ede, Shaz Bunn, Flick Farraway (captain), Emma Gillespie, Di England, Michaela England, Amber Roberts, Hayley Demmen, Debbie Kelly, Abby Timmins (manager), Georgie Bobbin, Annie Smith, Gina Atherton.

Aylsham Ladies 3, Hethersett Ladies 4

Aylsham Ladies welcomed Hethersett and a close match was anticipated – and so it proved.

Hethersett were the first to score through their very fast striker, who struck again before half-time. Aylsham started the second half the stronger and Gina Atherton ran on to a through-ball from Abby Timmins and slotted it past the keeper. The Aylsham defence looked extremely organised with captain Flick Farraway having a superb game backed up by the determination of Di England. Despite this, Hethersett struck again but Gina Atherton volleyed home to make it 3-2.

Hethersett got their fourth goal when a cross took an unfortunate deflection off a defender. Annie Smith found the back of the net with ten minutes to go. There are now three teams at the top of the league on the same points, including Aylsham, so every point is vital.

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