Ladies have to settle for draw
Old Loughtonians 2 Ipswich 2 OLD LOUGHTONIANS ladies first team played host to top-of-the -league side Ipswich in this final game of the season. With the visitors looking for a win to automatically take them into play-offs, and Loughts hoping to finish t
Old Loughtonians 2 Ipswich 2
OLD LOUGHTONIANS ladies' first team played host to top-of-the -league side Ipswich in this final game of the season.
With the visitors looking for a win to automatically take them into play-offs, and Loughts hoping to finish the season on a high, there was everything to play for.
Loughts opened the scoring within the first five minutes through Jenny Farrow, thanks to some fantastic build-up play from Becky Halle and Katie Richards.
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However, it didn't take long for Ipswich to respond and they levelled the score 16 minutes later.
Although Loughts were put under pressure at the back early on in the second period, they maintained their composure and rode the storm. There was also some magical play from the home side's George Zumeris and Lucy Robinson, who were playing in their final match for the club.
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Despite both sides having multiple chances to snatch the lead, it wasn't until late into the second half that Loughts were rewarded for their hard work and effort.
With three minutes left to play, captain, Miranda Weeks, also playing in her final match for the club, found the back of the net thanks to some rather lacklustre marking from the Ipswich defence.
However, the visitors soon proved why they were top of the league and equalised a minute later.