Ammies ladies push Alphington all the way in cup thriller

09:59 07 November 2012

******************

******************

Archant

Alphington Ladies 2, Exmouth Amateurs 1

A second successive meeting with Alphington, this time in the League Cup, ended in another narrow defeat for the Ammies who once again made the much fancied Alphas work very hard for their triumph.

After heavy overnight rain and a late pitch inspection the game went ahead but soon become a battle as the pitch quickly became a mud bath.

It was Ammies who began well working hard to stop the Alphas playing but when in possession having the quality to open up the home defence.

Worsley was the main benefactor of this using her pace to good effect and getting on the end of fine through balls from Harkness and Rawlings forcing the keeper into one great save and narrowly firing just over.

She then turned provider for Cordwell who just failed to get on the end of a fine cross and when Drury forced the keeper into another good stop Ammies looked in control.

Ammies deservedly took the lead after half an hour Harkness winning a tackle and as the ball fell to Rawlings her slide rule ball found Worsley who drilled the ball home.

Alphington were stung into action for the last part of the half and a mixture of great defending the bar and a couple of fine saves from keeper Rose kept Exmouths lead intact at the break.

The pattern for the second half was set early on as Alphington camped in Ammies box forcing a series of corners but they were unable to find a way past the back four of Jones Dunn Bedwell and Ashcroft and when they did they found keeper Rose in outstanding form.

Just as Ammies were beginning to contemplate a famous victory Alphington broke the offside trap with the striker Cooley finishing.

Five minutes later Alphington scored the winner a great ball from the right wing see keeper Rose bravely saving at the strikers feet but unluckily the ball bounced up off her knee before Alphington reacted quicker to stab home.

Ammies lay siege to the Alphington goal in the last ten minutes Worsley struck the bar from a free kick and a Rawlings free kick caused a goalmouth scramble only for the home keeper saved well.

Ammies were then denied a late penalty after what looked a push in the area.

Just as they had seven days previously, the Ammies deserve so much credit for the way they approached the match and it’s to their credit that they made the cup holders dig mighty deep before continuing in their pursuit of another trophy.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

11:35
Richard Baggs at the non-strikers end

Exmouth suffered a disappointing defeat to Bovey Tracey and arrived at the halfway mark in the Tolchards Devon league Premier Division campaign sitting sixth, some 32 points behind leaders North Devon.

Read more
11:35
Madeira's Margaret Mahon playing touring side Gloucester Co-op on Saturday. Ref exsp 2645-27-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

It was non-stop action at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more
11:35

Topsham St James Under-12s were narriowly beaten when they took on Ottery St Mary at Bonfire Field, writes Sam Isard.

Read more
11:34
Hands holding rugby ball

Exeter Chiefs Academy back rower Connor O’Shaughnessy has becomes the latest addition to Exmouth’s squad ahead of the coming season.

Read more
11:34
The swimmers who took part in the Exe to Exe race

The final weekend of June saw Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society stage the second Exe to Exe Swim, writes Ian Lang.

Read more
11:34
John Tucker cup finalists at Phear Park Leighton Burston (left) and Peter Burch.

There’s a popular belief that if your bus fails to turn up on time, eventually two will turn up together, writes Laurie Harries.

Read more
11:34
Players taking part in the Sidmouth June CA Tournament this week. Ref shsp 8946-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Croquet Club held its annual One Ball tournament last weekend, writes David Butler.

Read more
11:34
Cricket - generic picture

Topsham St James IIs search for a first league win of the season continued with a short trip up the M5 to take on Cullompton on Saturday.

Read more
11:32
Bassetts Farms rounders team

Bassetts Farm Primary School rounders team continued their summer of success when they travelled to Plymouth for the Devon Summer Schools Finals.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder