L Ball, E Bogg, A Elson, S Harper
15 Dec 2013 - Cheltenham Spa CS Ladies (A)
Finally a win for Wootton Bassett Town Ladies, who won 4-1 away to Cheltenham Spa CS. On a wind-swept afternoon, Bassett's goals came from Emily Bogg, Sophie Harper, Alisha Elson and Laura Ball.
In the first half Bassett kicked into wind which was tough, with the ball often coming straight back. It was a half with few chances, the ball remained in the middle of the park and, unsurprisingly, the score remained 0-0.
With the wind still blowing and the fine rain starting to get harder, Bassett had the wind on their side for the 2nd half. And they took full advantage.
The first goal came from some good possession down the right hand side allowing Bogg to hit a low ball into the box, which the keeper could only parry. At the far post Harper was there to slot the ball in at close range, for her first goal of the season.
The came ten minutes later when Bogg found herself on the ball just outside box. She struck it cleanly at the keeper, who fumbled the save and the ball ended up going through her legs and into the net.
Now in control, Bassett further extended their lead. The third goal came from another tap in. Bogg drove towards goal, and in a goalmouth scramble it was Elson who got to the ball ahead of Kelli Oakes and slotted in from close range.
On top form, Bassett went in search of more and continued pressing. They managed to get another, when Ball directed another Bogg strike, which wrong-footed the home keeper, who appeared to have the initial shot covered to her right.
Hopes were dashed of a clean sheet when a mix up between Laura Jefferies and deputising keeper Sam Wood allowed Cheltenham Spa to come away with a consolation goal.
Overall though it was a great game for Bassett after a long awaited for a win! For the first time since October they could finally celebrate three points and finish 2013 on a high.
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