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Stourport are hit by Swansea late showing
2:00pm Friday 30th November 2012 in Local
STOURPORT Ladies ended the first-half of their season in the Investec Conference West with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Swansea.
Defeat means they head into the mid-way break third from bottom in their first campaign at this level but still in the hunt to avoid relegation.
Against the Welsh side, Stourport were shot down by two late goals as they chased a leveller.
They fell behind when a shot came off Katie Robinson’s stick and got the better of keeper Sophie Wood.
But Sarah Cavendish levelled the scores after good work by Loran Symonds and Lauren Shilvock to pile the pressure on the Swans.
The Welsh side then scored twice to power into a 3-1 lead but Sade Gerald pulled one back before the break.
After the interval, Stourport put their game plan into effect and completely dominated possession for 30 minutes of the half.
However, despite breaking down their opponents’ rhythm with some strong tackling, the hosts were unable to score.
Then, in the last five minutes, Swansea scored two goals in quick succession, the first from a short corner and another from open play to put the match out of their reach.
The ladies restart the season on Saturday, February 3 at Barnes Hounslow Ealing.
In the Midland Feeder Conference West, the seconds saw their away trip to Uttoxeter called off due to a frozen pitch.
The thirds saw club chairman Holly Lashford score against Tenbury but they slipped to a 2-1 loss in the Worcestershire Division One.
In Division Two, the fourths dropped to sixth after a 4-0 defeat to Droitwich despite the best efforts of player-of-the-match keeper Lucy Tolladay, who pulled out several saves.
The fifths were 3-1 winners over Old Halesonians seconds in Division Three thanks to goals for Tilda Darling, Rosie Connolly and Teri Baron.