Title rivals Aylsham and Bungay battle

Aylsham Ladies welcomed Bungay Ladies to the Recreation Ground for a crucial game as both teams have the league title in their sights.

Unfortunately for Aylsham injury and illness meant the ladies only had 10 players but this didn’t stop them believing they could beat Bungay.

Due to the lack of players several of the Aylsham Ladies were in unfamiliar positions on the pitch which meant it took time for them to settle into the game.

The Aylsham defence dealt with the early pressure: Debbie Kelly was playing very well and is to be congratulated. In what is not her usual position, she made crucial tackles in front of the Aylsham goal. Aylsham then started passing the ball and creating chances. Michaela England was full of running on the wing, pushing Aylsham forward.

This resulted in a few chances for Aylsham but didn’t result in a goal.

Bungay then took the lead when a good cross came in to the Aylsham penalty area which the striker finished well. At half-time the score remained 1-0 to Bungay.

The second half was played mainly in midfield; both teams passing the ball well but neither team could find an opening to really test the two goalkeepers.

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Aylsham kept pushing but couldn’t quite find a goal, making the final score 1-0 to Bungay.

This was a disappointing result for the 10 Ladies who worked so hard throughout the game.

With only two league games left, the top of the table is very tight with just one point separating the top four teams.

Thanks to linesmen Steve Grice and Patrick and kit sponsors Aylsham Computers. Team: Sam Ede, Shaz Bunn, Emma Gillespie, Flick Farraway (captain), Debbie Kelly, Michaela England, Georgie Bobbin, Abby Timmins (manager), Annie Smith, Gina Atherton.