Grace Eagles (2), Amber Egerton, Shannon King
Grace Eagles continued her rich vein of goalscoring form as she scored twice and fired Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies to a convincing 4-1 home victory against Bideford – the team's first win of the 2020-21 season.
Building on their positive result away against Bishops Lydeard last week, Bassett's triumph was a fully deserved one, the side's attitude and effort being fantastic throughout a complete performance.
Eagles had found the net twice last week, helping her side record their opening point of the campaign, and got Bassett going again with a composed right foot finish that found the bottom corner following a great ball in from Hayley Huckin.
Bassett's second arrived as a result of the team's pressing proving too much for Bideford to handle. A turnover in possession was forced and the ball fell to Shannon King, who comfortably finished when one-on-one with the visitors' 'keeper.
Club stalwart Amber Egerton grabbed Bassett's third, rising highest in the box to head home from a Laura Jefferies corner.
Eagles then completed the scoring for the hosts as her shot from the edge of the area caught a deflection en-route to finding the back of the net.
There was ultimately to be no clean sheet as Rosie Kirk was unfortunate to turn the ball into her own net.
But a 4-1 victory was convincing enough and a due reward for an excellent display.
Credit: Stuart Smedley
Last modified on Sunday 18th October 2020 at 18:09