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Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies impressive overcame the adversity posed by the sudden departure of joint managers Jonny House and James Goddard just three days ago as they earned their first league point of the season with a 2-2 draw away against Bishops Lydeard.
With captain Laura Jeffries, ably assisted by young coach Josh Carey, taking the reins, Bassett produced a solid performance in an end-to-end game. And, importantly, they gave the impression that despite the departure of their successful joint-managers, the quality of their football is unlikely to suffer.
Bassett trailed when Holly Miller finished from Caitlin Berry's cross.
But Eagles then struck twice to put Bassett ahead at the break.
For her first, Eagles found herself on the end of a mishit cross and brought the ball down before steering a left-foot shot into the far corner.
She then latched onto Lois Beer's inch-perfect through ball before coolly keeping her composure when one-on-one with the Bishops Lydeard 'keeper and slotting into the bottom corner.
The hosts got back on level terms shortly after the restart as Berry tucked home from Amber Guy-Kemp's through ball.
But with no further scoring, Bassett ensured they ended a difficult week on a positive note.
Credit: Stuart Smedley
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