E Bogg (2), M Tidy (2)
08 Feb 2015 - Cheltenham Spa CS Ladies (A)
Wootton Bassett Town Ladies continued their unbeaten run of 5 games and got back to winning ways with a 4-2 win on the road at Cheltenham Spa CS.
Bassett didn't start well and struggled to find the form of recent weeks in a scrappy first 20 minutes, giving the young Cheltenham team plenty of time on the ball. The home team were quick up front and got through the Bassett defence on a couple of occasions, but were unable to take their early chances.
Bassett eventually gained control of the game and started to pass the ball well before taking the lead - a perfectly weighted long ball from Sam Wood was played into the path of Megan Tidy who slotted the ball into the back of the net.
A good period of pressure from Bassett followed and another great run from Tidy doubled Bassett's lead when she calmly finished after a good passing move and latched onto Amber Eggerton's through ball.
Cheltenham Spa made the better start after the break and halved Bassett's lead when sloppy defending allowed a Cheltenham midfielder to run into the box unmarked to score.
Bassett replied with further pressure and a fumble from the Cheltenham goalkeeper after an Emily Bogg shot restored the two goal advantage.
The game became stretched with end to end football and another soft goal by Bassett's standards pegged the visitors back to 3-2, the defence faling to cope with the runs of the young Cheltenham forwards.
With a second wind and only 15 minutes remaining Bassett kept pushing for another goal which finally came from Bogg when she converted from close range after Cheltenham failed to clear the ball.
Katherine Wilson then came close just before the final whistle with a powerful header that just crept wide of the post, but enough had been done for the visitors to bag the points in a tough game.
Afterwards, manager Becky Gammon said of her team: "I am so proud of the girls for the determination they have shown in recent weeks. We haven't always had the full squad available, but the players have really stepped up and we are playing some nice football. We have moved from near the relegation zone before Christmas up into fourth place, which is a real achievement. Hopefully we can continue our unbeaten run next Sunday, but we face a tough trip away to Almondsbury UWE".
Last modified on Monday 22nd June 2015 at 23:39
E Bogg (2), M Tidy (2)