Bridgwater United 1-0 London Bees

BRIDGWATER United Women defended well to earn a 1-0 win over London Bees in the FA Women's National League on Sunday.

In front of a 167 strong crowd the Bridgwater women put in a dominant performance and could have won the match by three or four goals.

In a player of the match performance, centre back Amy Goddard scored the winning goal and organised the defence to keep a clean sheet.

The last time these two met it was a 0-3 away win for Bridgwater so it was clear the Bees would do what they can to have a more respectable scoreline.

Early chances in the came all came through Bridgwater; the first serious chance came through Charlotte Buxton and Meesha Dudley-Jones.

The pair linked up well down the right side of the pitch but Dudley-Jones' effort went narrowly wide.

Bridgwater Mercury: Bridgwater United women. Pictures: Craig Blake

Daisy Ackerman on the right wing created a chance for herself soon after that which too went just past the post.

More chances came but the Bees were defending well, albeit offering little in attack and at the break it was still 0-0.

It took just eight minutes of the second period for the deadlock to be broken.

From a corner Amy Goddard rose highest to head goalbound however the ball bounced back off the crossbar, Goddard rose highest once more and emphatically headed her second effort in to make the score 1-0.

Ellie Strippel and Laura Holden replaced Daniella Tyson and Daisy Ackerman to add some fresh legs in attack.

The last sub of the game for Bridgwater was Chloe Gilroy on for Nicky Potts.

The three substitutes then linked up well and created a chance that perhaps should have been a goal; Holden and Strippel bounced the ball off each other out wide and Strippel cut back to Gilroy, her shot went narrowly over the bar.

Finally with almost the last kick of the game, Holden took a long range effort that was going into the top corner but impressively the Bees keeper got a hand to it and the game ended 1-0.

Up next Bridgwater United Women are at home on April 10, when they host third placed Oxford United, kick off is 2pm.