AFC complete the double over Ricay

MISSED CHANCES: Stacey Teager (right) missed two one-on-ones for AFC Sudbury during their win at Billericay
MISSED CHANCES: Stacey Teager (right) missed two one-on-ones for AFC Sudbury during their win at Billericay

EASTERN REGION

WOMEN’S LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Billericay Town 0

AFC Sudbury 1

AFC Sudbury Ladies completed the double over Billericay Town as they came away from Essex with a narrow 1-0 victory on Sunday.

Sudbury were without the injured Becks Thrower, while Charlotte Churchman was ill, and the two Phoebes, Guiver and Scott, were unavailable.

It resulted in coaches Natalie Golding and Harriet Young being on the bench for their trip to Billericay.

A strong cross wind made it difficult for both teams, but Sudbury took the lead after 15 minutes when Megan Partridge headed home from a Charley Roach corner.

Sudbury had chances to increase their lead, however Stacey Teager was not able to score with two one-on-ones with the Billericay goalkeeper.

The visitors nearly paid for this in injury time when Billericay fired over from five yards out when it looked easier to score.

AFC held on to secure a good three points, and they now have a weekend off before playing their final game of the Eastern Region Women’s League Premier Division season a week on Sunday.

Sudbury will travel to lowly Royston Town on April 2 (2pm) for their last game of the campaign and they still have an outside chance of finishing in third place in the table.

The ladies currently sit in fourth place, but trail third-place AFC Dunstable only by two points.