23rd Mar, 2017

Bromsgrove Ladies taste back-to-back league defeats

Craig Gibbons 5th Oct, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE Ladies Firsts slumped to their second straight Midlands Feeder West defeat at the hands of high-flying Harborne Seconds.

Bromsgrove started well, exposing the visitors’ right flank as Laura Underhill worked the channel along with Tricky Burton but they could not convert the few chances which came their way.

As the half progressed, Harborne, who had scored seven goals the previous week, put Bromsgrove’s goal under intense pressure and Ali Powell had to be on top form in goal to keep the score at 0-0.

Despite all the Harborne pressure, Bromgrove looked dangerous on the break as captain Heather Nunnerley had an effort cleared off the line.

With the game looking as though the scores would be level going into the break, Harborne scored a controversial goal as the ball appeared to deflect off the back of a stick past the helpless Powell.

After the restart, an unfortunate error by the Bromsgrove defence let Harborne in for their second goal of the afternoon.

Harborne continued to pressurise the Bromgrove goal but it was the home side who had the best chance to score next but Burton could only fire wide.

As time expired, Harborne secured the win with their third goal.

Bromsgrove coach Alan Gormley said: “This was a real wake up call for us. Harborne’s experience at this level really showed, they were fitter, faster and better organised than us.

“Our opponents this weekend scored nine last weekend so it won’t get any easier.”

Bromsgrove take on Lichfield Seconds this Saturday.