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Baggies triumph via late double

ALBION returned to the top of the FA Women's National League Division One Midlands after producing late drama to score twice in stoppage time and complete an incredible 2-1 victory away at Nettleham Ladies.

The Baggies had beaten their opponents 5-0 last month in the FA Women's National League Plate, but found the task much tougher this time around on Lincolnshire territory.

A quiet First half saw both sides fail to create any clear cut chances with Albion's best opportunity arriving when Reia Henry fired inches wide of the far post.

After the break, the Baggies were forced into an early change with the injured Keeley Davies making way for Rachael Howard.

And Howard almost produced an immediate impact racing the down the left to drive across of the face of goal with Henry inches away from connecting.

Yet it was the hosts who broke the deadlock in the 65th minute when Daisy Marsh fired a 30-yard shot that looped over Scarlett Field.

Albion never gave up the fight and finally found an equaliser five minutes into injury time when Henry leapt like a salmon to head home a wicked Hannah George right-wing cross.

And the Baggies were not finished yet striking again deep into stoppage time when Harriet James cooly rounded Olivia Clark to slot into an empty net sparking incredible scenes in the away end.

ALBION: Field, Jewitt, George (c), Bevan, Baines, Orthodoxou, Murray, L.Davies, James, K. Davies (Howard 50), Henry.

Subs: H. Price, Sinclair.

Albion host Leicester City Women Development in the SSE FA Women's Cup First Round next Sunday, 11 November (ko 3pm).

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