A strong Cheltenham Town Development side containing several first team players proved too good for Oldland last Sunday at Castle Road.
It was a day to forget for Oldland as four players were subbed due to injury during the game including two at half time and it was once again,keeper Jayde Holcombe that proved to be Oldlands hero with a string of fine saves including a late penalty save.
The game started evenly enough with plenty of possession for both teams in midfield but just as Oldland seemed to be getting a foothold in the game Cheltenham scored on 21 minutes. It was then that the Cheltenham midfield took a group of the game and from then on they pretty much ran proceedings. It was 2-0 a couple of minutes before half time before defender Sam Morgan and winger Beth Dale came off at the interval.
Once again the second half started fairly evenly but after Annie Hawkins-Hoare had hit the bar direct from a corner and the away keeper made tremendous saves from Hawkins-Hoare again and sub Aisha Anderson,midfielder Anne Johnson and defender George Bragg came off injured,Cheltenham scored two more goals to put the game beyond doubt.
There was even time,six minutes before the final whistle for Holcombe to continue this season's superb form with a smart penalty save after a foul in the box by Courtney Hobbs.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH---Jayde Holcombe--Once again proved why she is one of the best keepers in the league.