Easingwold Town 2-3 Lowick Ladies

This victory sees Lowick move nine points clear at the top of the league although promotion rivals Tynedale have games in hand.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 18th March 2014, 9:06 am

Tynedale had dropped points against Easingwold last week so Lowick knew that this would not be an easy game.

The home team got off to the best possible start when they scored after five minutes when a through ball eluded the Lowick defence and the forward pounced to strike home.

This certainly shook Lowick who were struggling to retain possession and create scoring opportunities.

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The first half was a very cagey affair with both teams cancelling each other out and scoring opportunities were restricted to a few half chances.

Halftime was an opportunity for some tactical changes and a constructive discussion about increasing work rate. Lowick came out all guns blazing and only took two minutes to score the equaliser. Good approach play on the right saw Steph Hay thread a through ball to Jenny Patterson, who drove into the penalty box and crossed for Becky Robinson to score at the back post.

Lowick now dominated the game for the next 30 minutes, retaining possession and working collectively as a team to create space. They did not have long to wait for their second goal when Patterson fired a thunderous shot home from fully 30 yards.

When they were dominating play it was important to take their chances and the important third goal came with 10 minutes to go when Patterson combined with Michelle Stewart to cross for Robinson to head the ball home from five yards.

With five minutes to go and Lowick pressing forward in search of a fourth,Easingwold pulled back a goal to set up a finale that was a bit more exciting than it ought to have been.

At the final whistle the Lowick players, coaches and supporters were ecstatic with the victory as it sets them up nicely for the home game against Tynedale on Sunday 23.

In a good all-round team performance special praise must go to Patterson, Hay and Robinson.