Old Loughts women earn fine win
PUBLISHED: 15:21 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:21 27 October 2016
Norwich City sent pack at Chigwell
Old Loughtonians women celebrated a 2-0 win over Norwich City in their latest East League Premier Division outing.
Loughts were looking for another win after putting in lots of hard work at training, under head coach Matt Burton-Bowen, and the game got off to a quick start, with the hosts immediately pushing forward.
The first goal came through a short corner deflection from captain Chelsey Toms after receiving a bullet of a pass from Alice Melvin.
And Loughts continued to pass and move the ball quickly around the pitch, using quick free hits to their advantage to gain entry to the D with regularity.
The second goal came after a fine move started at left back by Beth MacGregor, which ended with a reverse stick effort from Anna Hubbard.
But as Loughts began to pick up momentum, their Norwich City rivals began to make their presence known with some feisty play.
The home side’s half-time talk was positive and Loughts were determined to maintain their lead for the second period.
Despite being forced to defend a battery of short corners, they were able to hold their ground and preserve their clean sheet, despite being shown a green card for a heavy tackle.
Norwich continued to push in search of a breakthrough but the Loughts defensive unit held firm to keep them at bay and ensure a well-deserved 2-0 win.
Loughts visit Holcombe this weekend, before their big clash against Wapping at Lee Valley on November 5.
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