Trojans Ladies 2nd XI 2 Andover Ladies 1
Andover’s opening game of the season proved a controversial affair, but also proved to be an encouraging start to the season.
The team have acquired several new players over the summer and this opening league fixture challenged the team, who are still finding their feet.
Andover opened slowly with a fast paced Trojans attack, placing the defence under pressure from the outset. However they soon got a grip of the game when Anika Drage latched onto a pass across the D putting Andover in front.
Andover Ladies dominated the first half, with the Trojans keeper pulling off some fine saves. In the second half Trojans upped the tempo putting on increased pressure.
Andover were unfortunate to lose their lead when Trojans fired a ball in from outside the D, which was deflected in by an Andover player. This should not have stood, however was allowed following protests by the Andover defence.
Andover never recovered from this and in the closing minutes conceded a late goal. Andover Ladies were disappointed with the result but encouraged by their performance and hope to build on this.