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Olton Ladies draw comfort against table topping Canterbury

Olton & WW 1 Canterbury 1

Olton & WW 1 Canterbury 1

OLTON faced top of the Investec Ladies Premier League Canterbury at Grange Road with the visitors anxious to impress, especially with Leicester breathing down their necks.

Despite some good defending and scoring opportunities, it was Canterbury who took the lead in the closing stages of the first half.

The second half was played out in much the same fashion. In the 49th minute Kerry Thompson-Moore’s putting Olton level with a well stuck penalty corner goal.

Olton attacked with intensity, and maintained a much stronger defence than seen in previous weeks, with a great last man effort by man of the match, Laura Price, diving to clear the ball of the goal line.

It was a hard fought for point, and a crucial move up the league table and makes Saturday’s away fixture against the University of Birmingham, level on points, crucial.

Wakefield 0 Olton & WW 1

OLTON Men travelled to newly promoted Wakefield in the EHA Northern Conference.

With only four points separating the two sides this was an important fixture on the cusp of end of the first half the season.

A somewhat frantic first half ended with no scoring but Olton then started to control possession and this built up pressure which told when midfielder Alex Simpson, hit a shot which was turned into the Wakefield goal by their own defender.

Olton defended well for the remainder of the match with the entire team putting in a great shift to record their first clean sheet of the season.

Olton host Khalsa next Saturday at Grange Road.

 

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