Fareham open up four-point gap at top of South Women’s League table at halfway point of the season

Fareham Ladies have established a four-point lead at the top of South Women’s League Division 3B at the halfway point of the season.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 12:52 pm

A comfortable 2-0 win over fellow title challengers Barnes put them in a commanding position, with second-placed Old Georgians - the only side to have beaten them so far - looking the most likely threat to their championship dreams.

Fareham bossed the game against Barnes at Henry Cort and took control from the eighth minute onwards when Vicky Field got a vital deflection in the D.

The build up to Fareham’s opening goal was initiated by a lofted clearance out of defence by Laura Pendleton which sent Field away down the right for an exchange of passes with Heather Batten, who set up the chance.

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Fareham doubled the lead in the 38th minute with a Georgia Collins shot from a penalty corner.

Fareham will expect to strengthen their lead at the top when lowly Tulse Hill & Dulwich visit Henry Cort on Saturday morning (11.45)

Batten scored five times back in September when Fareham lifted the curtain on their season with an 11-0 away hammering of Tulse Hill.

The league takes a winter break after this Saturday and Fareham’s first game of 2020 on January 25 pits them against local rivals Havant.

Havant caned Tulse Hill 6-0 at the weekend to stay fourth, six points adrift of Fareham.


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