It's not the winning that matters...
A YOUTHFUL Wallingford ladies 1/2s side delivered a promising performance but suffered a 3-1 defeat against Oxford Hawks C in the Oxfordshire Summer League.
Anabelle Neal scored their only goal as they slipped to a second-straight defeat on Tuesday but, with a couple of 3s players also involved, it is proving to be an important learning experience. Hawks shaded a relatively even first half, but Wallingford created the best chance. However, Phil Morris was unable to get a touch on Neal's ball across the face of goal.
Wallingford conceded twice in quick succession to fall 2-0 behind at the start of the second half. Hawks hit a post, but our ladies looked to get back into the game. Connie Potts saw her strike from a short corner stopped on the line. And they were not to be denied as Morris dispossessed a defender, broke forward and squared for Neal to sweep home with seven minutes to go. Wallingford looked for an equaliser, but the game became stretched and they conceded a third late on.
Over in Abingdon, our ladies 3/4s fielded two teams in the White Horse Cup. Both sides played well and put together a number of fine passing moves. The A team drew 1-1 with Abingdon A, Amy Lissenden finding the net. She then scored a hat-trick as the B side recorded a convincing 4-1 win over Abingdon B. Ginny Light was also on the scoresheet for Wallingford.