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Ladies See Off Lewes

27 November 2017

Pompey Ladies
Photo: Jordan Hampton

Pompey Ladies continued their fine November form with a 3-2 victory over high-flying Lewes at Wicor Rec.

But they had to battle from behind, with Avilla Bergin firing the visitors ahead from the penalty spot late in the first half.

The scores were level soon after the interval, however, as Samantha Quayle broke through the defence and slammed the ball into the top corner.

And the match was turned on its head when Molly Clark capitalised on an error at the back to find the target from long-range.

Quayle then increased the lead further, following up to score after Jade Simmons’ free-kick had been tipped against the crossbar.

Former Pompey player Leeta Rutherford reduced Lewes’ deficit by converting a corner in the closing stages.

But the hosts survived a nervy finale and there was even time for them to have a goal disallowed for an alleged foul on the keeper.

Blues boss Jay Sadler told the club’s official YouTube channel: “I was very proud of our performance, especially in the second half.

"We played some superb football and were worthy winners."

Jay Sadler

“We didn’t get going before the break and that was disappointing. We got beaten in battles and went behind following a lapse in concentration.

“But we came out and showed plenty of passion and desire. We played some superb football and were worthy winners.

“Our attackers will get all the praise for the goals that we scored, but Robyn Levett made some key saves.

“The resilience we showed towards the end of the game was fantastic and I was really proud of the girls.

“That’s three wins on the bounce for us now to take into our FA Cup tie at AFC Wimbledon next weekend.”

Pompey: Levett; Kirby, Southgate, Currie, Peck (Bazan 84); Boswell, Clark; Panting, Albuery (Simmons 63), Stephens (James 88); Quayle
Sub not used: Widdowson

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