Skipton Town Ladies v Ossett Town Ladies

Skipton Town Ladies  4 v 0 Ossett Town Ladies

Skipton Town Ladies returned to Engine Shed Lane this afternoon looking for their second win in seven days following last week’s 2-0 win over Boroughbridge. The squad which now has a great mix of youth and experienced long term players is looking stronger each week.

The first twenty minutes of the game were fairly even with Skipton creating the better of the chances.  Sarah Nobbs had a couple of long ranges shots which were well saved by the Ossett goalkeeper.

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On fifteen minutes, following an excellent move down the Skipton left, Natalie Binks sent a cross into the area, which was headed clear to the edge of the box.  The ball was collected by Jess Wootton and her left foot shot went just wide of the top right-hand corner.

Skipton took the lead seven minutes late when the ball fell to Sarah Nobbs just six yards out on the left-hand side of the box, after taking control of the ball she sent a right-footed shot into the bottom left-hand corner of the goal to make it 1-0.

Just four minutes later, Natalie Binks added a second when she ran through the middle of the Ossett Town defence before slotting the ball passed the Ossett goalkeeper from the edge of the area to make it 2-0.

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Skipton continue to put the visitors under pressure in the final ten minutes of the first-half and Bex Holt went close with a volley from the edge of the area which was well saved by the Ossett Town keeper to make the half-time score 2-0.

At the start of the second half, Ossett Town had a ten minute spell which tested the Skipton midfield and back four, however they stood up to the task with some well time challenges and an excellent sliding tackle from Bex Holt.

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It wasn’t long before Skipton Town started to take control of the game again.  On sixty minutes following an excellent run down the right-wing the ball was crossed into the Ossett area, the goalkeeper came for the cross but missed judge the ball which was headed home by Sarah Nobbs, however the referee disallowed the goal claiming Nobbs was in an off-side position.

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Five minutes later, following a long ball over the Ossett Town defence Sarah Nobbs showed her pace as she raced clear to the edge of the Ossett area before chipping the ball over the on coming Ossett goalkeeper to make the score 3-0.

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Skipton completed an excellent afternoon when Kirsten Spencer added another goal later in the game to make the final score 4-0 to Skipton Town.

A special mention this week for two players, firstly Sarah Nobbs who was my player of the match today, having scored two goals and a third goal disallowed for off-side was different class.  Secondly young goalkeeper Lauren Halliday who has organised her defence well and has been rewarded with two clean sheet in seven days.

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Skipton Town will now go in search of their third straight win next Sunday, when they welcome Crossley Ladies at Engine Shed Lane.  Town have beaten next weeks opponents in the previous two seasons, so they will be hoping to extend their winning run.

Match Details

Skipton Town – Lauren Halliday, Hatty Midgley, Ruth Asquith, Jess Wootton, Bex Holt, Natalie Binks, Amy Green, Lisa Dawson, Kirsten Spencer, Eleanor Marshall, Sarah Nobbs, Chloe Tennant

Goals – Sarah Hobbs (2), Natalie Binks, Kirsten Spencer

Attendance – 38

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