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Clifton Ladies 1st XI 0 Olton Ladies 1st XI 2

With half of the league equal on three points Olton travelled down to Clifton knowing that they needed to ensure another win to hold onto the top spots.

With half of the league equal on three points Olton travelled down to Clifton knowing that they needed to ensure another win to hold onto the top spots.

The first half was one of relatively few clear-cut chances, both teams defending well when needed.

With only three minutes of the half remaining Olton finally got the break-through they deserved when Mandy Gatherer cleverly flicked the ball over the keeper for Fiona Davies who ran onto it to ensure it went in with a tap-in from six inches - a poacher’s goal that Mandy herself would have been proud of.

Olton started the second half with renewed vigour and after only eight minutes extended their lead.

Some typically dogged play from Emma McCabe on the right saw her break through to the edge of the circle and slip the ball to Lisa Hunter who took just one touch then hammered it low onto the boards giving the keeper no chance.

Olton continued to dominate, having to weather one sustained period of good attacking play from Clifton which had the Olton defence stretched but resolute. Neither team was able to add to the score line and Olton, who took all three points home, now sit in third place on goal difference, and yet to concede a goal.

Next week Olton are at home to Canterbury 12noon Sunday

 

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