Watford Ladies Under-16s unable to complete late comeback in 3-2 defeat to Enfield Town

Watford Ladies Under-16s unable to complete late comeback

Watford Ladies Under-16s unable to complete late comeback

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Watford Ladies Under-16s staged a late comeback but were unable to prevent a 3-2 defeat to Enfield Town.

After succumbing to Enfield’s relentless pressure for the first 60 minutes, Watford found their feet. Goals from Carly Gilby and Kelly Osojo and an excellent display from player-of-the-match Natasha Legister gave Watford hope but it was too little too late.

The Under-16 Hornets fared better in a double header against Bury Rangers Reds. The first match ended in a 2-1 victory courtesy of goals from Emma Bebbington and Megan Warner.

The second game was a more-convincing 4-0 win for the Hornets with another brace for Warner and singles for Zoe Cohen and Sofie Georgiou.

In the Under-14s, Watford Ladies Wasps lost 4-0 to Bedwell Rangers despite a fine performance by player of the match Angel Frost.

The match of the day for Watford Ladies though was a fantastic performance by the Under-12 Hornets who beat Knebworth Youth 9-0 in the League Cup.

Despite a strong opening by Knebworth, Watford stood their ground and gradually took control of the match, scoring four in the first half.

A particularly impressive goal by defensive midfielder Rubie Smith was the best of the five in the second period. Rebecca Lovelace netted a hat-trick, Charlie Connor and Eloise Waring bagged a brace apiece and Ciara Purdue netted a single.

Knebworth awarded the Player of the Match award jointly to Watford’s Sasha Williams and Kelsey Mugford.

The Under-10s enjoyed another thrilling game against the Hoddesdon Owls.

Jessica Cripps and Erin O’Connor scored twice each with Emelia Barton and Carys Harvey also netting for Watford. Josephine Turnbull won the Player of the Match accolade for a particularly skillful display.

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