Keen to resume league action

First published in Sportsview

STOURPORT Ladies return to outdoor action this weekend when they take on local rivals Harborne in a mid-season friendly.

They will be looking to warm up for the second half of the Investec Women’s Conference North after an encouraging campaign so far.

So far, they have enjoyed their best season at the national level and are riding high.

The Ladies are currently fifth in the table after losing just three games in the first part of the season.

Stourport resume the league on February 8 at bottom-of-the-table Doncaster, who have lost ten of their 11 matches.

The seconds will go to Worcester (3pm), the thirds entertain Badsey, while the fourths go to Old Hales.

Meanwhile, the fourths played their part in a high-scoring game at Stourport, where they were shot down 6-4 by Harborne on Saturday.

Despite being on level terms at the half-time break, the home side found themselves out-gunned after the re-start.

The first half saw the two sides clashing in a great battle, with Harborne taking the lead, but after that, each side scored alternatively, until the half-time whistle found the sides level at 2-2.

In the second half, Harborne took advantage of a weak Stourport defence to grab a couple of early goals and go 4-2 ahead.

The home side tried to come back, but fell too far behind to level the scores again.

Stourport goal scorers were Karen McIntyre, Izzie Jamous, Holly Baron, and Ella Wilkinson. The home player of the match was Tilda Darling.

The sixths went down 4-2 at home to Bromsgrove’s third team.

The home side took the lead through Hazel Claris, only for Bromsgrove to equalise immediately.

Bromsgrove edged ahead but Claris hit the target to make it 2-2.

The away side went ahead before a fluke goal made it 4-2.

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