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AFC Telford Ladies
AFC Telford Ladies made it three wins in pre season with a narrow 2-1 victory away at Cookley Sports. It was a solid test for the Bucks against a side who won the Midwest Counties League last season. With 18 players available for selection it once again gave players plenty of game time in readiness for the start of the season.
It was the Bucks who started the game at a blistering pace and quickly found themselves a goal to the good with just 2 minutes on the clock. Maddie Jones sprung the offside trap before finishing from 20 yards over the keeper from an angle.
On 16 minutes it was the hosts that drew level after converting via a powerful header from a corner. The remainder of the first half was a scrappy encounter with neither team able to get a foothold and control of the game.
HALF TIME: Cookley Sports 1 AFC Telford 1
The second half started and with that came 6 changes for the Bucks. It was one of the players introduced that got them back in front. The ball found its way out to Sian Rowles on the wing who hit one from all of 40 yards catching everyone off guard including the Sports keeping dipping just under the crossbar.
Chances were few and far between in the remainder of the half with neither keeper tested. However the Bucks held firm, shading the second half with some solid passing interchanges and play from the back.
The end of the game also brought the curtain down on pre season. After a disappointing start away at Tamworth, three solid performances against Wrexham, Wyre Forest and Cookley Sports followed putting them in a good position ahead of next weeks Women’s FA Cup tie away at Coventry Sphinx.
Match Date: August 18th, 2019 2:00 pm
Competition: Women's Friendly
Kick Off: 14:00
Venue: Brown Westhead Park
Official 4: n/a