In truth it was a lacklustre display from Oldland as they never got near the level of performance that they are used to. Opponents Cheltenham Town Development probably were near their best but after having completed all of their league games, and with Oldland having six still to play, Cheltenham's sharpness was evident compared to Oldland who have played just four games since the start of November due to bad weather.
The Abbott's nearly took the lead after 7 minutes when Vicky Mundy's hooked shot from a Nicky Hawkins-Hoare corner was cleared off of the line by a defender but that was the only real chance that either side created in a first half that showed plenty of endeavour from both teams but little in the way of goalmouth action although Cheltenham started gaining more possession as the game neared half time, they were unable to capitalize on it.
After a half time 're-organization, Oldland took to the pitch in a more determined mood however it took a fantastic save from stand in Oldland keeper Jess Phillips to keep the scores level with Cheltenham's first attack.
Apart from a couple of half chances that went narrowly wide Oldland, disappointingly created little in the second half as their opponents looked the livelier team but Oldlands defence together with Phillips in goal managed to repel any decent Cheltenham chances.
Beth Dale scored Oldlands first penalty With Cheltenham scoring theirs, but with Town sitting their second,Amy Street saw her penalty saved by the opposition keeper. Cheltenham scored their third Annie Hawkins-Hoare saw her penalty tipped onto the bar.Their was a glimmer of hope for Oldland as the next Cheltenham penalty went over the bar and with Danni Shiner scoring her penalty the pressure was on the last Cheltenham player to score hers knowing that if she did then victory would be theirs.
Unfortunately she smashed the ball home to give the home team victory.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH---JESS BRITTON---Coped admirably at the back with everything that Cheltenham tried