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Lowestoft ladies top of league

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:03 05 July 2010

Victory over Haverhill put Lowestoft (in red) joint top of the table. Picture by Mick Howes

Victory over Haverhill put Lowestoft (in red) joint top of the table. Picture by Mick Howes

LOWESTOFT played against Haverhill on a very cold and windy Saturday morning.

Despite the weather both teams played hard for the win, but it was Lowestoft who were triumphant winning 5-0 with two goals apiece from Vicky Betts and Harri Mummery and one from Emily Piper.

LOWESTOFT played against Haverhill on a very cold and windy Saturday morning.

Despite the weather both teams played hard for the win, but it was Lowestoft who were triumphant winning 5-0 with two goals apiece from Vicky Betts and Harri Mummery and one from Emily Piper.

Midfielders, Judith Masters, Lucy Clews, Abbey Child and Hannah Murray worked hard feeding the ball in time and time again but good defending from Haverhill luckily kept the ball out of the net any more.

Another solid performance from Lowestoft's defence line, Jade Lincoln, Kim Pratt and Becky Soanes saw their fifth game in a row with no goals against. Goalkeeper Maz Warner spent the game trying to keep warm!

This now places Lowestoft Ladies third team joint first in the league, a very satisfying Christmas present.

Lowestoft Railway Ladies II beat UEA 3-1. Weather conditions could have hardly been worse as the players had to battle against wind and driving rain, but they ignored the elements and settled quickly. For Railway, Kat and Rebekah soon started to control the midfield, allowing Claire and Helen to push forwards in support of Jo and Charlotte up front. All had attempts at goal but the UEA keeper and defence managed to do just enough to prevent the ball from crossing the line.

Railway didn't have everything their own way and UEA started to creep forwards with growing confidence. Emily and Niamh at left and right back respectively had to stand their ground and make some strong defensive tackles. At the centre of defence Sharon was kept busy marking the UEA centre forward while Sue was required to make some timely and vital interceptions.

The UEA breakthrough came when one of their forwards managed to give the Railway defence the slip and struck the ball with force giving keeper Naomi no chance. UEA continued the pressure for the remainder of the first half but the Railway defence stood firm and Naomi made a magnificent double save to keep Railway in the match.

After the break, Railway came out determined to turn the game around. The midfield once more began to dominate. Helen had an attempt at goal which was blocked but Jo was ready and waiting to strike the ball into the back of the net. Railway continued to pressure with Charlotte and Claire working superbly together using manoeuvres perfected at training to make powerful runs down the left wing. Railway eventually took the lead after Kat made a terrific pass from the top of the circle to Claire who was perfectly positioned to strike the ball home. In the closing minutes Railway made sure of victory when Claire carried the ball down the pitch, deftly passing to Rebekah at the top of the circle who slipped it back for Claire to slot past the keeper. 121 Driving School Player of the Match: Claire.

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