Fareham stay top of South Women’s League, as Alice Worsley hits hat-trick for Havant

Top scorer Heather Batten kept Fareham top of the South Women’s League Division 3B table.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 10:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 12:26 pm
Alice Worsley, right, struck a hat-trick for Havant in their 6-1 win against Hailsham

She got the faintest of deflections to a seventh minute penalty corner strike by Lydia Rowswell for the only goal of the game – their 41st strike in nine league games in 2019/20 – against visiting Winchester.

That kept Fareham a point clear of Barnes - the only unbeaten side in the division - following a seventh win in nine matches.

After half-time it was Winchester who created the best chances, as they won several penalty corners.

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Fareham kept out, though, with a combination of good defending and a small dose of good fortune.

Fareham this weekend travel to face Hailsham, with the hosts looking to recover from their 6-1 drubbing at Havant.

Alice Worsley struck a hat-trick as fourth-placed Havant were forced to come from behind to stay three points adrift of the leaders.

Charlotte Gammon equalised from a penalty flick against their East Sussex-based visitors and Worsley added a second from a penalty corner.

It was 3-1 at the interval when Rae Allen latched onto a Sarah Murray pass and lifted the ball over the keeper.

Worsley went on to complete a treble either side of Gammon finishing off a penalty corner move.

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