Ladies 1 bounce back with a win over MK
South Div 3a
Ladies 1st – 4 Milton Keynes – 1
Banbury ladies travelled to Milton Keynes on a very chilly and icy morning. The girls were ready and pumped for the game following a disappointing draw last Saturday against West Hampstead.
With coach Stuart Armstrong reminding the girls about their team goals and targets the girls started the first half solidly and started to link passes together. Milton Keynes managed to break down lots of build up play by Banbury but the ladies continued to dominate with good passing from centre back Juliet Gardner. Serena Goodhart worked hard on the left flank to link up with vic Coombs who after a penetrating run down the left had a shot wide of the right post for Ali Sturla to deflect in at knee height. Banbury had several chances but lack of finishing ability meant the girls were only leading by one lone goal at half time.
Milton Keynes came back hard but Banbury stayed cool and calm under pressure and took their chances when they broke from some counter attacking by Milton Keynes. Banbury slotted in goal two and three in close succession, one was the result of some great interchanges down the right with Meg Moran making a blinding run into the circle for Mae Welch to slot in the back of the net and the other from a Mae Welch close range tap in after some pinpoint passing by Sam Humpreys and Sadie Lapper. Milton Keynes came back and scored after some sloppy marking at the back with a tight angled finish from the right.
Banbury stayed tight to the end and were rewarded when Tasha Nunneley slipped the ball in after some slick stick skills by Lapper. It wasn’t Banbury’s best performance but it was gritty and the girls showed some good determination.