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Match Reports

16.2.14 Bartrestree Harriers Ladies 1 vs 3 Evesham United Ladies 

With all the problems with the weather recently it was fantastic that this game was played at all, but the Bartestree management team had managed to organise playing at Tewkesbury School 3G with a 5.30 kick off, and even with a few minutes playing in semi darkness until the floodlights were switched on, both teams put on possibly one of the best games of Ladies football played in the league so far this season.

A strong and agile Bartestree side were facing Evesham’s Ladies who had to significantly reshuffle due to players being unavailable due to illness or holidays. However, Captain Rosie Johns moved into one of the holes at centre back to inspire her team to victory assisted again by a brace of goals from striker Katie Armento.

From the first whistle both the Harriers and Evesham teams were intent to play a high tempo game on the artificial surface and the play was end to end. Evesham were possibly slightly on top with Watts and Corbett in midfield creating chances for the Evesham strikers and after 15 minutes Evesham had the breakthrough when Armento latched on to a through ball and turned the defender before placing a shot superbly over the Harriers keeper to open the scoring for Evesham.

The football continued, fast and frantic with both sides putting in firm but fair tackles and no one was holding back. From one of these crunching tackles Watts the Evesham midfielder was injured and further shuffling was required as she was unable to continue. This allowed the Bartestree Ladies to get more into the game, and they got on top firing in shots which were either just off target or dealt with by Jessica Newman in the Evesham goal.

Over half time Evesham were able to change things around a little, due to the absence of their midfielder, and more strong play was imminent when the second half commenced. It was the influential Johns who took the game to Bartestree breaking through from defence and played a superb through ball to Grace Harker who rounded the keeper to put Evesham 2-0 up. Bartestree weren’t going to lie down and came back with more attacks of their own which were generally being dealt with by the Evesham defence and keeper.
Another break for Evesham saw Armento latch on to a ball and powered a superb shot which the Harriers keeper managed to get a hand to but couldn’t stop the ball dropping over the line making the score 3-0 with twenty minutes to go.

This just inspired Bartestree even more and from a corner Harriers, Sarah Phipps powered in a header to reduce the arrears. Harriers continued to press for the last 15 minutes and forced Evesham back as they started to tire. However Johns continued to mop up any breakaways Bartestree had, to lead the Evesham Ladies to another important victory.

The game was played in a very competitive but equally respectable manner and everyone watching commented on the quality of play with four excellent goals.

Players of the Match were given to Julie Nicholas and Rosie Johns the Bartestree attacking midfielder and Evesham defender respectively.

Evesham Ladies now sit two points behind Droitwich, but with a game in hand, as the chase for the league continues.

27.10.13 Leominster Ladies 2 vs 13 Evesham United Ladies 

Evesham United Ladies travelled to Leominster on a rather windswept and blustery this afternoon.

Evesham pressed from the start and unsettled the hosts defence leading to captain Rosie Johns opening the scoring. Hannah Watts and Kasey Corbett got a tight grip of the midfield and played balls through to Hannah Campbell and Sophie Griffiths bringing the score to 3-0. Campbell then added further goals to bring up her hat trick. Evesham continued to have the upper hand and had many chances hitting the bar twice and bringing out great saves from the Leominster keeper.
Half time 0-5
In the second half Evesham continued to press scoring further goals through Immy Wray and another from Johns. Another effort was well saved by the Leominster keeper who injured her hand in the process and had to be replaced. Evesham changed formation to 3-4-3 and soon scored again through Millie Meadows to increase the total, however the change of formation unsettled the visitors and Leominster scored. Evesham continued to press the Leominster goal and further strikes from Laura Pearce (2), Bethany Guy and Griffiths and Meadows adding to their totals was only replied to by another long range Leominster goal. Leaving the final score as 13-2 to the visitors. Hannah Watts was the Evesham player of the match.

20.10.13 Evesham United Ladies 3 vs 4 Droitwich Spa Ladies

Evesham Ladies were at home against Droitwich Spa Ladies in a 2nd v 3rd League battle on Sunday and the game did not disappoint.

A tight game between two good footballing sides saw lots of excellent passing with Evesham generally getting hold of midfield but Droitwich continuing to close them down and hassle. Evesham continued to have the upper hand and had many chances but didn’t take one until Sophie Griffiths added to her tally with a screamer from outside the box just before half time.

In the second half Evesham continued to press and another superb effort from Griffiths made it 2-0 to the hosts. However the United Ladies seemed to think they had it won and started to relax allowing Droitwich to take the initiative. The Spa Ladies were back in it with a good strike from Claire Jordan finding the back of the net 1-2 and moments later it was 2-2 with another swift Droitwich move finished off by Gemma Wilks. The visitors now had the wind at their backs and in their sails and pressed for the third and were rewarded for their efforts when April Polden scored 2-3 Droitwich.

Evesham at last woke up and equalised with a well taken goal by Hannah Campbell 3-3. But with the game now completely stretched Droitwich made it 3-4 from a corner which Evesham failed to clear and Lucy Solloway pounced. The hosts pushed in vain for another equaliser, but to no avail as Droitwich held out for the all important three points.

13.10.13 Drakes Broughton Rangers 0 vs 9 Evesham United Ladies

Evesham Ladies travelled the short journey down the road to local rivals Drakes Broughton. With the wind and rain it was going to be a testing afternoon for both sides.

For the first 15 or so minutes Rangers were pressing Evesham battling and winning balls. Then Evesham got into their stride and a great through ball from Kasey saw Hannah Campbell surge forward shoot but the Lisa Cropper their goalie could only parry away and Katie Armento was there for the follow up 0-1. The lethal combination of the Meadow sister’s were at work again in defence along side Kelly and Beth who were superb also. Kasey and Watsie as usual dictating the play in midfield, Watsie a slide rule pass into Soph Griff who sprinted towards goal shoot score 0-2. Grace was showing up well on the left wing crossing balls in but shots going just wide from Katie, Beth and Hannah Campbell. Evesham were attacking at will winning this time another corner Katie dispatches Soph Griff scores 0-3. Katie Armento was on fire and scored another two goals and in the closing minutes Grace crosses a delightful floating ball that Soph G came running onto at the far post and headed home, both Katie and birthday girl Soph getting their hat tricks.

Second half and subs had been made with all Ladies getting game time. Nicole, Laura, Immy & Chloe all on and playing their part. Rangers came out fighting second half taking the game to Evesham some great battling from the hosts. On more than one occasion they attacked and our defence and fill in goal keeper’s Rosie, Chloe & Watsie sniffed out any danger. Corner to Evesham Laura overhead bicycle kick just grazing the crossbar, brilliant. Another cross from the right saw Laura score a great goal. Soon it was to be Immy’s turn through on goal slotting the ball past the keeper 0-8. In the closing stages Hannah Campbell was bought back on this time on the left wing instantly winning the ball plays Laura in with a great pass Laura scores 0-9 Final result.

SUMMARY: Another fine performance from an Evesham team that’s on fire at the moment. I keep saying it but Evesham are UNITED in name and UNITED on the pitch. Next Sunday Droitwich at home should be a cracker of a game as both teams are in great form, well done ladies. A special thank you to Rosie our Captain who once again played out of position for her team, “Captain Marvel”.

Girl of the Game: Ranger’s made Millie Meadow’s their Girl of the Game for her brilliant display in defence. Evesham made Lisa Cropper theres for her brilliant display in Goal, well done.

29.9.13 Evesham United Ladies 12 vs 1 Wyre Forest Phoenix

On a superbly sunny day two unbeaten teams met in Evesham. The hosts were in inspired form from the start and with almost the first attack winger Sophie Griffiths beat the defender and shot strongly over the keeper to start the scoring. Wyre Forest tried to reply immediately but a smart save from stand in keeper Sophie Broome denied them the chance. Evesham then turned up the heat on the visitors and the strike force of Hannah Campbell (3), Katie Armento (1) and Sophie Griffiths (2) added to the goals in the first half whilst Wyre Forest continually battled to get into the game. Half time 7-0

Due to the very nature of the Wyre Forest side who had showed they wouldn’t give up, they came out strongly in the second half. The visitors earned themselves a free kick and Molly Maguire fired a shot over everyone to open the Wyre Forest account. However this just seemed to wake up the Evesham Ladies again and Immogen Wray charged down the keepers kick and followed the rebound to tap in her first senior goal. Sophie Griffiths scored another, chipping the keeper. This was followed by further goals from Armento, Griffiths and captain Rosie Johns who had played in three different positions during the match. Special mention should be made of Hannah Watts and Kasey Corbett in midfield for Evesham who sprayed passes across the pitch all afternoon. A thoroughly impressive display by the Evesham Ladies against good opposition.

The game was played in a competitive but mutually respectable manner by both sides, giving the referee an easy afternoon, Sophie Griffiths and Emilia Sinden were awarded players of the match for Evesham and Wyre Forest Phoenix respectively.

22.9.13 Cookley Sports Ladies 0 vs 2 Evesham United Ladies

On a sunny September afternoon Evesham were on their travels to play against Cookley Ladies FC. Evesham coaching staff and supporters were hoping that the ladies could continue their good start to the season, but knew that this was a well organised Cookley team who have proven experience in Ladies football. From the whistle Evesham took the game to their hosts, Grace and Soph both flying down the wings providing telling balls into the danger area. Kasey and Watsie were a formidable force in midfield controlling and dictating play. As the game unfolded the dominance of Evesham should have seen them with a goal but all efforts either went high & wide of the posts or their keeper making decent saves and mopping up any loose balls. As I say Cookley are well organised and their defence team stood resolute. Our defence team with sister’s Millie & Katie Meadows, Rosie and Beth were solid in their defensive roles. Our forwards Laura & Hannah and then with a change Katie Armento coming on all tried in vain to get that all important goal.

Towards the end of the 1st half Cookley had pushed up for an attack winning themselves a corner, ball whipped in and a goalmouth scramble but luckily Hollie had put herself on the line in amongst a crowd of legs to hold onto the ball. 0-0 Half time.

Second half and subs made once more Nicole now on for her team. Evesham knew that Cookley would try to come at them but Evesham once again turned it on its head Soph Griff flying down the wing crosses and Laura controlling the ball with skill then shoots past the Cookley keeper 0-1.

Cookley not lying down challenged for balls and attacked themselves their shot going wide of the post. For some time Cookley frustrated Evesham with their dogged attitude but again another Soph G cross in saw Grace get in front of the keeper to volley home her shot, great goal 0-2. Last sub was made with Immy coming on and it was her and Hannah that nearly came close with both Hannah’s and Immy’s efforts being saved and going wide of the post. In the closing minute Evesham’s right winger was bought down in the box but no penalty as the referee decided end of game and blew the whistle.0-2 Final result.

SUMMARY: Fantastic display of football from both sides, thanks to Cookley for their hospitality after the game in their Club house. A competitive game played in the right manner. Evesham’s start to the season has been very positive but remember Ladies’s next week we are at home to Wyre Forest Phoenix Ladies who also have had a good start, should be another cracking game in this Ladies League.

Girl Of The Game: Evesham made Kady Donahue their girl of the game for her fine performance and Cookley made Soph Griff their’s for her fine display down the flanks,well done.

15.9.13 Evesham United Ladies 3 vs 1 Bartestree Ladies 

Newly formed Evesham United Ladies Team had their first game of the season at home to Bartestree Ladies FC. With a mix of young and older ladies playing together for the first time it was going to be interesting to see how they would play as a unit.

From keeper to attackers all played their part in this exciting game of football. Defence team were resolute in their positions. Rosie & Kasey pulling the strings in midfield with Soph G, & Grace bombing down the wings supplying balls into their strikers Hannah C and Katie. With 3 mins on the clock Rosie goes on a darting run and shoots for goal making no mistake 1-0. Bartestree were trying to get a foothold in the game but Evesham in the first half were bossing proceedings. Shots at goal were coming in from Beth,Katie amongst others and soon it was 2-0 as Katie Armento fired her shot deep into the corner of the net. Subs were made with Laura, Hannah Lowerson and Amy all coming on. Making an impact with her header was Laura her shot just going wide of the post. Bartestree’s keeper was amazing making save after save to keep the score at 2-0 at half time.

Second half saw Immy come on so that all players now were getting game time. Bartestree with the wind behind them took the game to Evesham and their constant persistence gained them a penalty, well taken 2-1, game on. Evesham were having to sustain attack after attack with a new zest to Bartestree’s game they looked for the equaliser. With 30 mins on the clock changes were made again with Rosie,Katie and Soph all coming back on to try and help their team. A great move between Katie and Hannah Campbell her strike partner saw Hannah score to make it 3-1. Evesham saw out the remainder of the game to gain a valuable 3 points.