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Albion Women 5 Leafield Athletic 1

22 December 2019

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Albion Women reached the quarter finals of the National League Plate thanks to a 5-1 victory over Leafield Athletic.

A brace from Keeley Davies, strikes from Hattie James and Jade Arber and an own goal made sure the Baggies progressed to the next stage.

Albion took the lead after 15 minutes, Grace Harris skewing a clearance into her own net from a Hannah George corner.

Louis Sowe’s side dominated possession and doubled their advantage after 34 minutes, Keeley Davies’ mazy run through the visitor’s defence ending with a low finish past Michelle McCormack in the Leafield goal.

Hattie James had a goal ruled out for offside but shortly before the interval she got her name on the scoresheet for good, she latched onto a splitting through ball from defender Ria Elsmore and slotted low in the bottom corner.

Leafield got a goal back on the hour mark, Georgia Harris’ long-range effort deceived Vanessa Kinnerley in the Albion goal to reduce the lead to two.

It was only three minutes later that Davies scored her second, firing low after being put through by a long ball from Hannah George.

Davies almost had her hat-trick on 73 minutes but her shot came cannoning back off the crossbar.

Trina Greaves had similar fortune just two minutes later as her long-range effort was also denied by the woodwork.

Returning from injury as a second-half substitute, Jade Arber completed the scoring late on, tapping in Albion’s fifth of the day.

The Baggies will now travel to Bolton Wanderers in the quarter finals of the competition, to be played on Sunday, January 26.

Albion: Kinnerley, Jewitt (Fallon 68), Elsmore, Orthodoxou, George, Nymoen, Greaves, Gallop, Davies, Stamps, James (Arber 73).


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