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Rickey's goal is not enough for Badsey
10:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in Sport
DEFENSIVE DUTY: Badsey’s Karen Moore (right) tries to block a shot from Worcester seconds’ Ellie Shepherd during the latter’s loss. Picture: NICK TOOGOOD. 0713248904
BADSEY were unlucky to suffer a 2-1 defeat at Worcestershire League Division One leaders Worcester seconds.
A fast game flowed from end to end and Worcester had the better of the first-half possession with Badsey keeper Zoe Hodgkins starring.
Fi Jordan, Karen Moore, Kay Amphlett and player-ofthe- match Nikki Wright put in terrific tackles to deny the hosts.
Mid-way through the half, Worcester broke through to take a slim lead into the interval.
Badsey had more play after the break and looked threatening with Sarah Rickey, Laura Moore and Shelly Banner causing problems down the flanks.
Forwards Karen Robinson and Lynne Ellarby went close before a mix-up allowed a quick-thinking Rickey to steal the ball and level.
However, Worcester hit back and took the lead again with a fortunate goal which was deflected home from a short corner.
The Vale women thought they had equalised when Jordan rifled in a short corner but the ball crossed the line too high and was subsequently disallowed.
Badsey, who use the Strawberry Field pub as a base, entertain Old Silhillians at Evesham High School on Saturday.
- In-form Evesham and Winchcombe veterans staged a goal feast which ended 5-5. Midfielders Turner, Trevorrow and Leigh Robinson took hold of the game and a goalmouth scramble saw the latter convert from a tight angle.
Further pressure led to a penalty corner which Robinson also converted but pacy Winchcombe broke away to make it 2-1 by half-time.
In the second period, skilful play from Sadler and Miles caused confusion and Perry stepped up to put Evesham 3-1 ahead.
The upbeat visitors reduced the deficit once more only for the Vale side to strike again through Sadler after good work from Fear and Osborne.
However, Winchcombe exploited gaps against attacking Evesham to level with two swift goals.
Good defending by Oke gave Powell the opportunity to release Sadler and he restored the home lead but the Cotswold outfit again produced an equaliser.
- Evesham’s second-from bottom first team crashed 10-0 at Newtown in ENER-G Men’s League West Midlands Division Two.