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Town Ladies slump to dismal defeat
1:00pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
FA Women’s Cup
Bridgwater Town Ladies 1, St Nicholas 5
TOWN Ladies went out of the FA Women’s Cup, against their fellow Premier League opponents at the first hurdle, with what only can be described as a totally dismal display all round, writes team spokesman Rick Norman.
Town found themselves a goal down after three minutes when a mistake at the back allowed a St Nicholas forward to shoot past Faye Edwards.
They recovered from this setback and got back into the game after 15 minutes, when Vicky Tindall latched on to a through ball and fired high into the net past the advancing keeper.
Gradually through the half, St Nicholas gained the upper hand, with Town looking less likely to trouble them. The pressure told eventually, when a St Nicholas player headed home unopposed, from a corner just before half time.
Just after the break, St Nicholas went further ahead when Faye Edwards mis-handled a cross and the ball fell straight to a St Nicholas player who walked the ball into an empty net.
Mid-way through the half, more indecision at the back allowed a player to head home unopposed, before St Nicholas scored their fifth goal.
Town rarely threatened the St Nicholas goal.
This was by far the worst performance Town Ladies have put in for a long time and it is difficult to say where all that early season promise has gone.
They have a chance to redeem themselves next Sunday, when they visit St Nicholas in the league, at Yate Town FC, but they will have to improve greatly if they are to get anything from this game.