27th November 2022
Leominster [0-2] Bristol & West Jaspers
Report by Toni Clothier
B & W Jaspers made the early morning trip to Leominster in search of taking all three points home with them. BWJ were looking to build on last week’s strong performance against Redland 3’s with a resounding 5-0 win, this gave the girls great confidence as they made the trip North.
It was a difficult week for selection, with a number of players unavailable and last-minute injuries. Sarah Wingent rose to the challenge and would lead her squad onto the cold and bouncy Leominster pitch.
Leominster were very vocal during the warm up as they tried to intimidate the ladies from BWJ. Despite their best efforts, BWJ stepped up to the challenge, putting pressure on Leominster from the beginning.
Contentious decisions throughout the game, resulted in Leominster players showing high levels of frustrations both physically and verbally. Despite the physical tests and unpleasantries, BWJ remained calm, composed and even Carly Ramsey kept her appealing arms down. This proved successful as BWJ applied more pressure in Leominster’s defending D.
During the opening stages, Ange Brown would make a lung busting pursuit towards the home goal which would result in a terrific effort being cancelled out by the home side's post. As BWJ grew into the game and continued to dominate possession, their efforts were rewarded when Annie Clay would break the deadlock after some smart play by Amber Probyn which ensured that the away side took the lead. This was very much deserved with BWJ displaying great dominance over their hosts. As the final stages of the first half came to an end, BWJ would head into the break with a 1-0 lead which was a fair reflection of the first half’s play.
The second half began in similar fashion with BWJ continuing to keep their discipline as Leominster increased their frustration towards their umpires and opposition. BWJ shifted through the gears, their dominance was rewarded when they doubled their lead. Claudia Dark would add to her tally for the season as she gave BWJ a 2-0 lead, thanks to great build up play by Annie Clay.
This goal would wake the hosts up as they began to build up more sustained pressure on the BWJ defence. Despite this, BWJ defence would hold strong and ensure that they left Leominster with a clean sheet and continuation of their unbeaten run.
Goals: Annie Clay, Claudia Dark
Assists: Amber Probyn, Annie Clay
Player of the Match: Toni Clothier