Thu, 15 Nov 2018
HANNAH Jones was on target for Newbury & Thatcham Ladies first team – but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Marlow 2nd.
It’s the fifth time in seven games that Newbury have drawn in the Trysport 3 Counties Premier 1 and as a result, they’re fifth in the table – despite not yet losing a game.
South Berkshire 2nd 3-3 Newbury & Thatcham 2nd
Newbury's 2nd XI recorded their second successive draw in Division 1 at South Berkshire.
The visitors were denied a goal from a penalty flick, but moments later Emily Bettles scored her first goal of the game.
However, South Berks responded with two goals in quick succession to lead at half-time.
Bettles levelled the score after the break after receiving the ball from Izzy Mitchell, but South Berks continued to press with a series of attacks, one of which they converted to go 3-2 ahead.
With one minute until full-time Mary Cavanagh drove the ball down the right and was awarded a free hit.
From there, Bettles received the ball before finding Jasmine MacDonald, who fired home to snatch a dramatic equaliser.
Newbury & Thatcham 3rd 2-3 Marlow 4th
It was a second defeat of the season for Newbury Ladies 3rd team as they lost to second-placed Marlow 4th.
Both Captain Katy Hall and Kirsty Stokes were both on target for Newbury, but they fell short and, as a result, move down to seventh in Division 2.
Newbury & Thatcham 5th 1-1 Aylesbury 4th
Newbury 5th XI drew for the second game in a row as they were held at home to Aylesbury 4th XI.
A break from Aylesbury saw them play a square ball back across the Newbury box for a tap-in to take an early lead.
Newbury managed to force a couple of short corners and on the second, Hannah Thorogood fired a pass into Holly Harris, who found the bottom corner.
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