MK Dons Ladies 2-2 Enfield Town Ladies
FA Women’s Premier League South East Division 1
Sunday 20th March 2016
Kick off 14:00
Willen Road, Newport Pagnell
1. MK – Charly Wright shoots wide.
3. MK – GOAL 1-0. Sophie Watson’s corner curls straight into the net to open the scoring.
9. MK – GOAL 2-0. Sophie Watson’s corner is powerfully headed home by Charley Clarke.
10. ET – Kerrie Marlborough’s long free kick causes confusion in the Don’s area, Claire Gooch-Ford puts the ball over the bar.
18. MK – Hannah Barrett heads narrowly over from Charly Wright’s free kick.
20. MK – Hannah Barrett sends a raking cross-field pass to Sophie Watson who shoots wide on the half volley.
22. ET – Kerrie Marlborough delivers a good free kick that Elizabeth Kent flicks wide with a back header.
24. ET – An off balance Cally Browne shoots wide.
27. ET – Regan Coleman finds the head of Claire Gooch-Ford with her corner, Louise Naylor is perfectly positioned to clear the danger.
39. MK – Vicky Holland heads Louise Naylor’s free kick on to Hannah Barrett who volleys high.
44. ET – Kerrie Marlborough’s free kick is headed straight into the hands of Emma Kirby by Nuala McKevitt.
45+1.5 Half Time: 2-0
46. ET – Regan Coleman’s shot is tipped behind by Emma Kirby.
48. MK – Hannah Barrett shoots just over.
50. MK – A beautiful Charley Clarke pass finds Charly Wright who forces a good save out of Bethan Davies.
53. MK – Louise Naylor releases Leah Cudone down the right flank, Cudone beats her marker before being denied by a diving save from Bethan Davies.
60. MK – Hannah Barrett heads wide from a Charly Wright free kick.
65. MK – Kerrie Marlborough gets her head to Sophie Watson’s corner but the ball falls to Hannah Barrett whose shot is cleared off the line by Esther Yong.
83. ET – GOAL 2-1. Regan Coleman runs onto Nuala McKevitt’s though ball before scoring with an assured finish.
90+6. ET – PENALTY & GOAL 2-2. Regan Coleman steps up to slot a spot kick home for her second goal to level the scores.
90+6.5 Full Time: 2-2
There are some games that defy logic and have unexpected twists and turns, this was such a match. For most of the game the Dons were the dominant force, their slick interchange of passing and sweeping attacks were to be admired. They quickly gained a seemingly unassailable lead through two well worked set pieces but frustratingly failed to capitalise further on their dominance. Leanna Doyle’s composure in defence was impressive and the skill and class of Charley Clarke shone through as she controlled the game from the centre of the park. Leah Cudone and Hannah Barrett demonstrated great application as they worked tirelessly all afternoon.
The second half saw Enfield throw more bodies forward in an attempt to find a way back into the game. This tactic inevitably left gaps for MK to exploit and but for solid defending by Elizabeth Kent, Claire Gooch-Ford and Kerrie Marlborough the home side would have extended their lead. An Enfield comeback looked unlikely until a well taken Regan Coleman goal gave them a glimmer of hope and their salvation came courtesy of the award of a last minute penalty.
1-0 Sophie Watson (3 mins)
2-0 Charley Clarke (9 mins)
Half Time: 2-0
1-2 Regan Coleman (83 mins)
2-2 Regan Coleman (pen 90+6 mins)
Full Time: 2-2
MK Dons Ladies
Hannah Barrett (88 mins)
MK Dons Ladies
1. Emma Kirby
2. Rosie Anderson
3. Sam Gillings
4. Louise Naylor
6. Leanna Doyle
7. Charley Clarke
8. Charly Wright
9. Hannah Barrett (c)
10. Leah Cudone (18. Andie Dickens, 73 mins)
11. Vicky Holland
12. Sophie Watson (14. Charlotte Murphy, 81 mins)
15. Zoe Lander
17. Heather McDonnell
Enfield Town Ladies
1. Bethan Davies
3. Esther Yong
4. Elizabeth Kent (c)
5. Claire Gooch-Ford
6. Kerrie Marlborough
7. Cally Browne
8. Nuala McKevitt
9. Sheryce Slater
10. Ayse Mustafa
11. Regan Coleman
12. Holly Brandon
14. Victoria Lewis
15. Alena Beganovic
18. Chloe Bassett
– David Jarrett
Photographs by Andy Gunn.
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