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Pompey Women 0 Lille 2

Blues beaten in pre-season friendly

4 August 2019

Pompey Women
Photo: Jordan Hampton

Pompey Women were beaten 2-0 by French outfit Lille in their latest pre-season encounter at the PMC Stadium.

The visitors netted a goal in each half to defeat the Blues, who were playing their penultimate friendly before the start of the National League South campaign.

It was the side from across the channel who dominated possession in the early stages, but Hannah Haughton was not given much to do between the sticks.

There were several balls into the box that were dealt with by the Pompey defence, while Charlotte Sawaryn volleyed wide.

And when Haunghton was finally called into action, Maite Boucly’s long-range effort was comfortably held.

The hosts grew into the contest and Charmaine True saw her shot saved, while the forward’s follow-up attempt went wide.

But Lille broke the deadlock just before the break, as Salome Elisor curled the ball home from the edge of the area.

Half Time: Pompey 0 Lille 1

The visitors looked to increase their advantage following the restart and Chloe Lefebure turned neatly before firing over the bar.

Pompey, meanwhile, were doing their best to level, with Roxy Lee-Stewart having a shot saved, while Becki Bath headed wide.

They were starting to get on the front foot and a 25-yard strike from Lee-Stewart cleared the crossbar on the hour mark.

Ngo Ndoumbouk then had a shot saved by Mel Burns at the other end, with both sides looking capable of adding to the scoring.

And it was Ndoumbouk who wrapped things up for Lille on 81 minutes, beating Burns from the edge of the box.

Pompey: Haughton (Burns 46); Tonks, Younger (Southgate 55), Currie, Ingram; May (Widdows 55), Rowe (c), James (Bath 55), Lee-Stewart; True (de Bunsen 83), Bridge
Subs not used: Clark, Bradley, Topping, Woodard


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