Ladies top the league table after impressive opening

ON TOP: Sudbury Ladies II attack during their 2-0 win over Felistowe at Great Cornard Sports Centre
ON TOP: Sudbury Ladies II attack during their 2-0 win over Felistowe at Great Cornard Sports Centre



IES 0 Sudbury 3

Sudbury maintained their unbeaten start to the season with their fourth win in their opening five matches, a 3-0 victory at IES on Saturday.

They started well at Ipswich, transferring the ball up the wings with good pace on a springy pitch.

Player-of-the-match Emma Baker was able to be rewarded with a goal from Collette Cottrell within the first 15 minutes.

Sudbury continued to attack well and were rewarded with a string of short corners, although none were converted into goals.

The visitors started the second half attacking well with a change in formation due to Florrie Barber being injured.

Abbi Taylor went up front and some good link-up play with Cottrell resulted in another short corner which Cottrell put away to take the score to 2-0.

Sudbury lost their shape slightly at times during the second half, but a scrap in front of goal led to a goal being scored by Ami Humphreys to take the score to 3-0.

Towards the end of the second half, the team regrouped well to finish with a strong attacking formation with good use of short sharp passes.

The ladies host Potters Bar on Saturday at Great Cornard Sports Centre (2.15pm).

n Sudbury Ladies II secured a well-deserved 2-0 win against Felixstowe at Great Cornard with first-half goals from Bernice Corney and Livvy Howlett, the latter from a short corner.

A frustrated Felixstowe gave it their all in the second half, but Sudbury maintained their composure to end.

n Another close encounter for Sudbury Ladies III once again saw them lose by a solitary goal against Castaways.

Sudbury gave debuts Rebecca Taylor and Freya Dawson who acquitted themselves well in defence and midfield respectively.

But the side are still looking for their first goal of the season, having conceded midway through the second half.