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Cavendish seals a vital victory
5:00pm Friday 15th March 2013 in Sportsview
STOURPORT Ladies bagged another important win in their bid to avoid relegation from the Women’s Conference West as they saw off high-flying Trojans 2-1.
Victory ensures they remain outside relegation zone ahead of Barnes Hounslow Ealing, who beat Swansea 1-0, on goal difference.
Their best win and performance of the season was sealed by two first-half goals.
Solid performances from defenders Julie Whiting, Sophie Baron, Heidi Devey, and player-of-the-match Erin Preece, allowed Stourport’s midfield to push forward and link up with the forwards.
Lora Symonds drove forward down the right to earn a long corner and Stourport’s opening goal.
The quickly-taken set-piece by Nicola Moss was passed to Lauren Shilvock and she fired home.
Sarah Cavendish then doubled the lead with a penalty flick.
Trojans came out fighting in the second-half and piled on the pressure, but the Stourport defence and keeper Sophie Woodkept them at bay.
n The seconds held onto number two place in the Midland Feeder West with a 3-2 victory over Stone. Fran Moss, Kirsty Imm, and player-of-the-match Amy Miller scored.
n Stourport’s thirds savoured a fine 3-0 win over Ludlow in the Worcestershire Division One thanks to strikes from Leanne Styzaker, Kate Bailey and Indi Wilding.
n In Division Two, the fourths drew 1-1 with Harborne fifths with Charlotte Lickman scoring.
n Hazel Claris bagged a second-half leveller for the fifths in Division Three in the 1-1 draw against Old Halesonians.
Fine win: Stourport Ladies recorded a memorable win over high-flying Trojans. They face the camera, back row (left to right) Katie Miller, Vicky Whitehouse, Lauren Shilvock, Sarah Cavendish, Sade Gerald, Georgi Burns, Nicki Moss and Harriet Burns. Front row: Sophie Wood, Lora Symonds, Leanne Bennett, Julie Whiting, Heidi Devey, Erin Preece and Kerry Maughan.