Match report: Lasses held at Watford

Watford Women 1-1 SAFC Ladies

SAFC Ladies earned a point away from home as they drew with Watford Women at Gaywood Park on Sunday.

Keira Ramshaw opened the scoring for the Lasses in the first half, but Watford equalised early in the second period.

Mel Reay's side were unable to call upon Abbey Joice, who was unavailable for the game due to illness.

Watford had the first shot of the game, but their header struck the near post and went out of play.

The Lasses took the lead in the 17th minute, as Charlotte Potts whipped a dangerous ball into the box and Ramshaw met the cross, guiding her header past the goalkeeper.

The latter stages of the first half saw a strong midfield battle between the two sides and Neve Herron had a couple of chances to double the Lasses’ lead – a header and a long-range effort – but both chances went over the bar.

Watford equalised in the 51st minute, as Leanne Bell’s long-range effort flew past Allison Cowling.

Both sides were embroiled in a fierce battle after the goal with both sides pushing for a winner, with Emily Scarr going close and Watford forcing a good save from Cowling.

Ramshaw could have doubled her tally for the afternoon on a couple of occasions, with one shot clipping the top of the bar and a header stopped by the Watford 'keeper.

A late chance for the Lasses to find a winner in stoppage time fell to Eve Blakey, but her shot in the box was fired over the bar.

The Lasses will now prepare for their game against Liverpool next week at Eppleton CW.

SAFC Ladies: Cowling, Mullen, McCatty, Potts, Griffiths, Kelly, Scarr (Manders), Ramshaw, Herron, McInnes (Brown), Blakey.
Subs not used: Moan, Ede, Beer

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