Oldland Ladies - Match centre

Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
Bristol Ladies Union
A Street (9', 17'), A Hawkins (16'), F Dalton (53', 62', 85'), R Cochrane (75', 90')
Full time
Sun 3 Sep 14:00 - Friendly

OLDLAND LADIES EASE TO FRIENDLY WIN IN EIGHT GOAL ROMP

Barring the last twenty minutes of the first half it was a game that Oldland had complete control of as subs Romany Cochrane and debutant Fran Dalton scored five second half goals between them to add to a first half double from Amy Street and a goal from

The visitors were young and eager to make an impact as straight from the off they were intent on putting the Oldland back three of Vicky Mundy,Sam Morgan and Georgina Bragg under pressure by playing balls over the top and trying to turn them but any such balls were comfortably dealt with. Oldland grew into the game and took the lead after 9 minutes when a Beth Dale shot from 20 yards was fumbled by the keeper and Amy Street, who was following up neatly slotted home.
Some of Oldlands build up play in the early stages was pretty impressive and another good team move on 16 minutes saw the ball find its way to wing back Laura Elphick whose defence splitting ball found Annie Hawkins-Hoare in space to comfortably stroke the ball past the opposition keeper.
The Abbott's were looking dominant by this stage and just a minute later a long clearance from Oldland keeper Jayde Holcombe eluded the BLU defence and speedy striker Amy Street left the defence in her wake to score in off the post for a neat finish. A flurry of chances were missed as Street,Hawkins-Hoare,Dale and Elphick missed further opportunities before BLU staged something of a revival.
They started passing the ball better and all of a sudden their pacy strike force were causing jitters in the home defence. Indeed Holcombe made several fine saves to keep the score line blank for the visitors and when she was beaten, the crossbar came to the rescue for Oldland. BLU scored a deserved goal on the stroke of half time with a stinging shot that beat Holcombe at her near post.
A slight change to Oldlands formation at half time and a substitution saw Oldland start the second half brighter and the introduction of new signing Fran Dalton on 50 minutes paid dividends as Oldland took complete control of the second half with Holcombe hardly having to make a save. The Abbott's made it 4-1 on 53 minutes as Hawkins-Hoare found Dalton free in the box and she crashed home a shot off of the underside of the bar.
Dalton and strike partner Romany Cochrane were causing problems for the away defence with Hawkins-Hoare promoting well behind them. Wing backs Elphick and Laura Garlick seemed to have their players beat at will and Dale and Nicky Hawkins-Hoare were controlling the midfield. The defence were also first to anything loose at the other end and all of a sudden, in a contrast from the end of the first half, it seemed a matter of how many Oldland were going to score.
It was Cochrane and Dalton who combined for the fifth on 62 minutes when some neat interplay saw them carve the defence open and Dalton scored with ease.
It was Cochrane's turn to get on the scoresheet next as a run upfield from Bragg saw her beat a couple of players before finding Cochrane on the edge of the box who smashed the ball home on 75 minutes.
With just 5 minutes left on the clock it was Annie Hawkins-Hoare who freed Dalton with another fine through ball and the tall striker made it 7-1 and made it a hat trick on debut. There was still time for one more Oldland goal as with the last kick off the game Cochrane fired home from the edge of the box again after another assist from Annie Hawkins-Hoare.
Just what the Abbots needed as the new season beckons. It was in the end,a comprehensive victory against plucky opponents.

Key moments

9:00
Goal Amy Street scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
16:00
Goal Anneka Hawkins scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
17:00
Goal Amy Street scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
53:00
Goal Fran Dalton scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
62:00
Goal Fran Dalton scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
75:00
Goal Romany Cochrane scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
85:00
Goal Fran Dalton scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
90:00
Goal Romany Cochrane scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club

Highlights

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90:00 Assist
Anneka Hawkins makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
90:00 Goal 8 - 0
Romany Cochrane scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
85:00 Assist
Anneka Hawkins makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
85:00 Goal 7 - 0
Fran Dalton scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
75:00 Assist
Georgina Bragg makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
75:00 Goal 6 - 0
Romany Cochrane scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
62:00 Assist
Romany Cochrane makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
62:00 Goal 5 - 0
Fran Dalton scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
53:00 Assist
Anneka Hawkins makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
53:00 Goal 4 - 0
Fran Dalton scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
End of period 1
17:00 Assist
Jayde Holcombe makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
17:00 Goal 3 - 0
Amy Street scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
16:00 Assist
Laura Elphick makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
16:00 Goal 2 - 0
Anneka Hawkins scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
9:00 Assist
Beth Dale makes an assist for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
9:00 Goal 1 - 0
Amy Street scores for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
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As it happened

  • Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
  • Bristol Ladies Union
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  • Beth Dale Assist 9:00'
  • Amy Street Goal 9:00'
  • Laura Elphick Assist 16:00'
  • Anneka Hawkins Goal 16:00'
  • Jayde Holcombe Assist 17:00'
  • Amy Street Goal 17:00'
  • Anneka Hawkins Assist 53:00'
  • Fran Dalton Goal 53:00'
  • Romany Cochrane Assist 62:00'
  • Fran Dalton Goal 62:00'
  • Georgina Bragg Assist 75:00'
  • Romany Cochrane Goal 75:00'
  • Anneka Hawkins Assist 85:00'
  • Fran Dalton Goal 85:00'
  • Anneka Hawkins Assist 90:00'
  • Romany Cochrane Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Holcombe, Jayde Holcombe, Jayde
Bragg, Georgina Bragg, Georgina
Morgan, Sam Morgan, Sam
Mundy, Vicky Mundy, Vicky
Garlick, Laura Garlick, Laura
Elphick, Laura Elphick, Laura
Hoare, Nicky Hoare, Nicky
Johnson, Anne Johnson, Anne
Dale, Beth Dale, Beth
Street, Amy Street, Amy
Hawkins, Anneka Hawkins, Anneka

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