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Ladies Hit Five Past Swindon

Albuery bags treble in commanding Blues win

3 April 2018

Pompey Ladies

Shannon Albuery bagged a hat-trick as Pompey Ladies secured a thumping 5-0 victory over struggling Swindon at Nyewood Lane.

It was Rachel Panting who should have broken the deadlock on 16 minutes when Albuery was brought down in the box, but she spent the penalty past the post.

The breakthrough did arrive soon after, however, as Daisy McLachlan backheeled Sammy Quayle’s cross into the path of Albuery, who fired home.

And it was Albuery who doubled the advantage moments later by meeting Eilidh Currie’s corner with a firm header.

There was time for a third goal before the break, with Quayle in the right place to find the net after McLachlan’s strike had cannoned back off the post.

Pompey did not sit back after the interval and Albuery connected with a Panting delivery, but sent the ball just wide.

They had to with until the 87th minute to extend the lead, though, as Charley Boswell’s shot was saved and Albuery followed up to volley home and complete her treble.

And Katie James slotted in a fifth in stoppage-time after latching on to an incisive pass from skipper Boswell.

"We had to show some patience before the break and took our time to get going, but then it was just about being ruthless."

Jay Sadler

Blues boss Jay Sadler told the club’s official YouTube channel: “I’m very happy with the performance and with some of our patterns of play, particularly in the second half.

“We had to show some patience before the break and took our time to get going, but then it was just about being ruthless.

“Shannon’s been really creative lately and was clinical in front of goal, although as a team we probably should have put more of our chances in the back of the net.

“I think we need to be a little bit braver and quicker in the final third, so that’s something for us to work on.

“The back-line performed really well, even if they weren’t massively tested and overall we’re very happy with the result.”

Pompey: Levett; Peck, Southgate, Currie, Capel-Watson (Kirby 77); Perkins (Sievwright 58); Panting, Albuery, Boswell (c), McLachlan (James 58); Quayle
Subs not used: Burns, May

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