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Watford Ladies Reserves game against Bristol Academy Reserves abandoned at half-time
6:21pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in Sport
Watford Ladies Reserves’ match against Bristol Academy Reserves on Sunday had to be abandoned at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch.
Bristol were leading 3-0 at the break thanks to goals from Wales internationals Natasha Harding and Angharad James but the officials decided that the pitch was not suitable for further play after the interval.
A decision will now be made by the league management committee but it is highly likely a new date will be found for a re-arrangement.
On-loan Hornets midfielder Sarah Wiltshire took her league tally to seven for the season as she notched another goal to help Cardiff City Ladies to a 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur Ladies.
Wiltshire had further good news on Monday as she was included in the Wales senior squad to face England tomorrow (Saturday).
Cardiff’s victory moved them to within a point of FAWPL Southern leaders Gillingham, who were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham.
Watford’s Fliss Gibbons was in the Gills side who took a point against the Hammers.
Chloe Gunn helped Chesham United pick up their first league win of the season as they recorded a 2-1 victory over Keynsham Town.
Chelsea Coles recorded another clean sheet as QPR Ladies continued their fine run of form with a 3-0 win against MK Dons Ladies.
Watford’s Under-16 Hornets demolished rivals Garston Ladies 11-1 with a fast and flowing display.
Emma Bebbington scored another hat-trick, Emily Jokiel and Megan Warner claimed two each, while Ellen Clarabut, Katie Harris, Zoe Cohen and Frankie Webster were also on target.
Webster, who played both right wing and right-back, was voted player of the match for her outstanding strike from the edge of the area.
The Under-16 Wasps lost 2-1 in a close match against Whetsone Wanderers.
Kelly Asojo scored Watford’s only goal and Carly Gilby was awarded player of the match for her consistently good play and high work rate.
The Under-14 Hornets decimated their opposition as they gave Luton Town a 12-0 thrashing.
Hat-tricks were scored by Holly Newell and Olivia Syson, Keira Thomas-Moore and Theodora Nicholson both bagged a brace, while Alice Gibbons and Rachel Stones netted one each.
Right-back Rebecca Evans took player of the match for assisting a number of goals.
The Under-14 Wasps weren’t quite so fortunate as they went down 3-2 against St Albans City South in a hard-fought battle. The Wasps, a player down and without their regular County goalkeeper Courtney Brunette due to injury, were underdogs from the start as Sam Cottam scored both of her side’s goals.
Player of the match went to Georgie Lee for a creative display in midfield. Also in the Under-14s, the Harts went down 8-0 against St Albans City North. The deficit would have been worse if it were not for stand-in goalkeeper Roxy Buckley, who made some excellent saves.
Davina Barrell-McDonald was player of the match with Olivia Bates a close second.
The Under-12 Hornets put in another high-scoring performance as they beat St Albans City Youth 11-2.
Kelsey Mugford netted a hat-trick, while Rebecca Lovelace, Ciara Purdue and Eloise Waring all scored two. Anna Black and Sasha Williams were also on target.
The Under-11s enjoyed their second victory in a row with a 5-3 win over Bury Rangers. Charlotte Clark and Kayra Karakus netted twice in the first half and Kiera Patel added a fifth later on.
Grace Barker-Roberts showed exceptional marking skills to negate the Bury attack and took the player of the match award. The Under-10s put in yet another impressive team performance against Garston Ladies Diamonds. The game wasn’t officially scored but Carys Harvey found the net twice for the Watford side and Jessica Cripps also scored.
n Kings Langley Ladies and Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies will replay their County Cup first round tie on Sunday after the match was abandoned at half-time due to the weather.
Kings are currently looking for more players. For further information, email Chris Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07833 603472.
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