Stacey Bridge on the score-sheet in a 1-1 draw.Our ladies team were held to a 1-1 draw in their opening match in the newly-formed FA Women’s Premier League (Midland Division One).
The Stagettes made an early breakthrough courtesy of a strike by skipper Stacey Bridge on the quarter-hour mark, but the hosts found an equaliser before the break.
Our ladies, playing their first competitive match under new boss Michael Wain, had the better chances after the re-start and could have snatched all three points in the closing stages when Sheryl Gayle fired just inches wide.
Team: Gascoyne, Shaw, Braithwaite, Bridge, Walton, Bodle, Webster, Pridden (Davis), Gayle, Gelson (Davie) and Douglas
The Stagettes’ next match is away at Middlesbrough on Sunday 31 August in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup.