Huddersfield Dragons Ladies let lead slip against Slazenger’s Ladies

Huddersfield Ladies 2

Huddersfield Ladies 2

Slazenger’s Ladies 2

HUDDERSFIELD opened their North East League home fixture well enjoying the majority of possession.

Pressure which led to them winning a short corner, which was saved on the line by a Slazenger’s foot and from the penalty flick captain Kelly Fillingham scored from the spot for the second time in two weeks .

The Dragons continued to have the majority of the possession and pressure which led to another short corner and Dragons’ second goal – a lovely strike from player-of-the match Jane Inman which was deflected off a Slazenger’s defender before going in the net.

Slazengers pulled one back from a break, but the goal was disallowed as it hit a player’s leg before going in.

For the majority of the second half the teams were pretty well matched, but then Slazengers put more pressure on the Huddersfield defence and scored twice to earn a draw.

Dragons Ladies II 6

Garforth Ladies 1

THE Dragons Ladies Seconds continued their recent run of excellent form with another dominant performance in the Yorkshire League Division II clash.

Clever short corner play from Thomas and Blackburn gave the Dragons an early lead and they quickly built the lead to 2-0 with a goal from McEwan who darted in between a defender and goalkeeper to score.

Dragons’ complacency allowed Garforth to score their only goal of the game from a short corner, but the Dragons kept their heads replied when McEwan drove the ball down the right hand side and won a free hit. Blackburn caught the opposition napping, taking a thunderous shot from the edge of the D into the top right hand corner to take the Dragons into half time with a 3-1 lead.

The opposition couldn’t keep up with the Dragons as goal-hungry Pinder consistently terrorised the defence and grabbed her 10th goal in three games.

Looking composed throughout the game, player-of-the-match Hemsley didn’t let Garforth have another sight on goal with key interceptions and important tackles.

Young players Gini Dunne and Helen Clark created chances down the right with Clark scoring the fifth with an edge of the ‘D’ shot, while McEwan finished the tally with a sixth.

 

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