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Leicester Ladies 1 Olton Ladies 1

* Leicester Ladies 1 Olton Ladies 1

DREAMS of stealing the title off Bowdon Hightown were ended for Olton last weekend when they could only draw with Midlands rivals Leicester.

The slip-up leaves them 14 points behind unbeaten Premier Division leaders Bowdon Hightown with just four games remaining.

On a positive note their European aspirations were given a boost as third-placed Leicester failed to make up any ground on them.

In-form Denise Marston-Smith hit the bar in the first half before Chloe Rogers broke the deadlock for the hosts.

After the break Mandy Gatherer levelled the scores with a typical poacher’s goal but there was no way through for Olton to get the winner.

* Olton 3 Chesterfield 1

Relegation threatened Olton take on Northampton Saints tomorrow as they attempt to earn a second double scalp in as many weeks.

Last weekend they beat Chesterfield for the second time this season to keep them off the bottom of the table.

The Grange Road side would have dropped to the foot of the Midlands Premier if they had lost but goals from Chris George, Tom Mallett and Tom Pickersgill helped them record the win.

* Yardley 1 Barlaston 3

Another disappointing defeat last weekend saw Yardley remain firmly rooted to the foot of West Midlands Division 2.

After a shaky start the hosts fell behind to Barlaston’s first real attack and the mid-table side added another just before half time.

After the re-start the visitors added a third and Andy Pyke grabbed what turned out to be a consolation goal.



Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
Annette Belcher
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