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It was our second 2nd V 1st meeting with Boldmere in 3 weeks and once again it produced another spirited victory against our hard-working hosts.

On a difficult pitch, churned up by a Under 13 game prior to kick off, the Ewes nearly took the lead from the kick off as Aimee saw her header hit the post. At the other end Rhiannan had to be sharp to concede a corner thwarting a swift Boldmere response.

That aside, it had been a nervy start by the Ewes but they soon took the lead as the joint Moza Ladies of the Match combined with a precision pass from Megan allowing Sophie to turn her marker and smash the ball past the keeper.

The goal helped settle the girls and Aimee ran onto a throw but blazed over. Lydia, who had just come on, couldn’t react quickly enough to capitalise on a loose ball in front of goal.

Aimee saw her goal-bound shot blocked in front of goal and Sophie’s free kick went just wide as the Ewes struggled to breach the dogged Boldmere defence in the remainder of the first half.

The girls did get their nose further in front at the start of the second half. Aimee, running at the defence cut across the box and fired low and hard into the corner and for a moment it looked like the girls were going to run amuck.

Amber ran clean through and hit the outside of the post. Aimee fired just wide and Sophie’s cross was turned goalwards by the number 10 but no-one could capitalise.

The Boldmere goalkeeper made a good save from Aimee’s header, but there was nothing she could do as the Ewes were awarded a penalty. Sophie cutting across the box was crudely brought down and Aimee stepped up to sweep the ball home.

Amber again hit the outside of the post but with Boldmere trying to make a game of it, Emma in the Derby goal was forced into a good save to keep her goal intact.

The Ewes scored twice in a couple of minutes to kill the game off. First Lydia turned Aimee’s cross goalwards and Amber was on the far post to get the goal her performance merited.

Amber then repaid the compliments as Lydia swept home her fine cross to give the Ewes a five or more-goal haul for the 5th time in seven league games.

Sadly, for Emma, Charlie was harshly adjudged to have fouled a Boldmere player to concede the Ewes first penalty of the season and the home team scored a conciliation near the end of the game.

Manager Hannah Freeman said “The girls achieved a hard-fought win today against a battling Boldmere side, coming through in the second half with some well worked goals”.