Ladies 2 start 2015 with a win over Newbury
TCL Prem 2
Banbury Ladies 2s -3 v Newbury & Thatcham 1s -2
It was a cold blustery day when Newbury & Thatcham came to visit Banbury. Banbury 2s were feeling refreshed (if a little rusty!!) after the Christmas break. Banbury knew they were in for a hard match after they lost 6-0 when they last met, a good team talk at the start motivated Banbury to hold their shape and play a good passing game. A short corner brilliantly struck by Newbury opened the scoring, Banbury were flustered slightly but kept Newbury out, thank goodness for half time!
After a stern talking to from the management Banbury came out but unfortunately let in a goal straight away! 2-0! Banbury stopped looking like rabbits caught in headlights and starting fighting like lions! Charlotte Micallef had a 1 on 1 with the keeper and won! Making the score 2-1 to Newbury. Ann Glover showed her prowess on the ball dribbling past the defence and passing the ball to Aveline Cruickshanks who slotted the ball into the back of the net. 2-2!!! A controversial discombobulated 3rd goal scramble resulted in it being disallowed and Banbury being awarded a penalty stroke. Up stepped Glover who easily scored to give Banbury the lead 3-2! With time running out Newbury had to swallow a bitter defeat and revenge for Banbury.