Football: Bourne Ladies battle to victory against Alconbury

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Bourne Ladies FC moved up to third place in the S Tech Womens League North Section with a hard fought win on Sunday afternoon against a very determined and hard working Alconbury Ladies side.

The visitor’s goal led somewhat of a charmed life for the first 30 minutes or so after Bourne failed to capitalise on their superiority.

Chance after chance went begging but for a few fine saves form Alconbury’s keeper, Bourne should have been out of sight.

Claire Lawrenson came off the substitute bench to finally break the deadlock crashing the ball home and this time the keeper had no chance.

The visitors, despite being pegged back for the majority of the half, were always dangerous on the break and equalised with five minutes of the first half remaining, when Alconbury’s striker scored with a fine first time strike.

The second half started with Bourne Ladies coming out of the blocks the quicker and re-took the lead within minutes of the restart.

Playing in her first game of the season, Bec Burton’s shot was deflected into the visitor’s net wrong footing the stranded goal keeper.

This should have been the platform for the home side to finish the game off, however, Alconbury had other ideas.

They equalised when the home defence failed to clear the ball following a corner, the ball falling to the Alconbury player who managed to squeeze the ball through a crowded area to find the corner of the net. With the clock running down, Lotti Christie scored a truly magnificent goal, scoring from 25 yards which was worthy of winning any match.

Sarah Quint won Bourne player of the match for probably her best performance in a Bourne shirt.

After beating teams from both ends of the table, Bourne Ladies can really push on now and should take a great deal of confidence into their forthcoming fixtures.

Bourne: Jack Jagger (goalkeeper), Lisa Richardson, Sarah Quint, Sammy Hawkins, Becky Cope, Benita Webster, Hannah Aaron, Rosie Baker, Sophie Fisher, Kim Fairweather, Jemma Smith, Lotti Christie, Claire Lawrenson, Bec Burton