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Baggies win Burton battle

4 October 2018

ALBION made it six wins from six with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Burton Albion Ladies to remain in the top two of the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands table.

The Baggies maintained their 100 per cent league record on home soil thanks to Natalie Murray’s second half strike. 

Hannah George gave Albion the lead in the 23rd minute with a 30-yard blockbuster which flew past Burton goalkeeper Erica Turner into the top right-hand corner of the net.

Harriet James hit the bar with a stunning half-volley and Ria Henry saw another powerful effort go wide as the Baggies kept up the momentum.

Yet it was Burton who found an equaliser in the 38th minute thanks a to a curling free-kick from Paris O’Connor ensuring the scores were level going into the break.

Louis Sowe’s side kept up the pressure after the interval and finally found a breakthrough with just twenty minutes remaining when Murray’s looping shot beat Burton keeper Turner.

The visitors pressed for an equaliser, but could only see O’Connor’s swerving set-piece drift wide meaning the Baggies held on for another precious three points.

Albion make the short trip to Leafield Athletic Ladies FC in the SSE Women’s FA Cup Third Round Qualifying on Sunday, 7th October (ko 2pm).

ALBION: Tolmie, Jewitt, George (c), Bevan, Orthodoxou, Sinclair, Murray, L.Davies, James (Reid 86), K.Davies, Henry (Howard 64).

Substitutes: H.Price, L.Price, Dale.


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