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Stagettes cruise to first win

4 September 2013

Our ladies team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Radcliffe Olympic at One Call Stadium tonight, thanks to goals from Becky Braithwaite, Hanna Bodle and Charlotte Montgomery.

The Stagettes dominated from the start and took a deserved lead after just nine minutes, when Braithwaite fired home at the far-post following a corner from the right flank.

Our ladies had ‘keeper Emma Horsnall to thank for preserving their lead as she superbly denied Christine Brewer in a one-on-one midway through the first half.

On the half-hour mark, The Stagettes doubled their advantage as Bodle converted a spot-kick, after Suzy Gelson had been fouled by Amber Gormanly inside the area.

Georgina Williams almost added a third before half-time with an attempted lob, whilst Catherine Davie produced a last-ditch tackle to deny Ella Canoon at the opposite end.

The impressive Williams was again denied after the re-start, as she capitalised on some poor defending and saw a sweetly-struck effort saved by the visiting keeper.

Radcliffe Olympic continued to look second best to our ladies, who came close again when Gelson’s rasping right-foot drive was tipped around the post.

Becky Davis also lashed an effort over from close-range, before Montgomery completed the scoring in the closing stages.

Montgomery, who had only been on the field a matter of minutes, showed superb composure with a well-placed finish, following a through-ball by Jemma Douglas.

Team: Horsnall, Braithwaite, Davis, Walton, Davie, Gelson (Clayton), Hodgkinson, Bodle, Allen, Douglas, Williams (Montgomery). Unused Subs: Potter, Hard.

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