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Kidsgrove Ladies 4 Chasetown Ladies 0

Chasetown Ladies saw their previous two league matches postponed because of the weather and this time ran into last year’s Challenge Cup finalists in Kidsgrove Ladies.

A young Chasetown team gave a good account of themselves against a much older, stronger and vastly more experienced Kidsgrove from the West Midlands Premier Division.

Chasetown had the better of the opening exchanges but never really fashioned any clear cut chances. Jade Arber and Sinead Treanor both went close but failed to trouble the Kidsgrove keeper.

Kidsgrove’s size and strength were beginning to tell as cross after cross came into the Chasetown box.

When the breakthrough came it was an unfortunate own goal. A couple of crosses and corners were dealt with but then a misplaced header caught Becky Troth slightly off her line. She was unable to stop herself falling over the goal line and into the net.

This spurred Kidsgrove on and Chasetown were lucky to go in just 1-0 down at the break. Last ditch tackles by Sarah Thompson, Arber and a couple of fine saves by Troth meant Chasetown still had a chance.

Troth made one outstanding save diving full length to her right to keep out a close range header.

After the interval Chasetown came out well and took the game to Kidsgrove. Fast running down the left by Arber and Charlotte Bull almost created chances.

But against the run of play Kidsgrove made it two with a good cross allowing an attacked to nip in front of Troth for a simple headed goal.

Kidsgrove were now in the comfort zone and started stroking the ball around well. The fact that Chasetown had not played for two weeks was beginning to tell as the hosts notched another two goals.

Player of the match was a close call and it went to Troth for a string of brave saves.

Next week’s action sees Chasetown take on Stafford Town Reserves.

Chasetown: Becky Troth, Nicci Barter, Katy Bridge, Jodie Edwards, Charlotte Bull, Natasha Whitehouse, Sarah Thompson, Abi Picken, Jade Arber, Jodie Kinsey, Sinead Treanor. Subs: Chelsee Spencer (Picken 45) Chan Turner (Whitehouse 70 min).

Chasetown ladies are sponsored by Chasetown Supporter’s Club and Sue’s Cars 01543 304141.

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