Levy Ladies up to fifth after comfortable Sawbridgeworth victory

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Football

Leverstock Green Ladies continued their winning run with a resounding 3-0 victory over Sawbridgeworth which sees them move up to fifth in the Eastern Region Premier League.

The first half was a closely fought contest, with the visitors denied on several occasions by a stout Leverstock Green defence led by Jo Williams and Steph Belcher.

Right-back Sapphire Kalinski pulled up on 38 minutes with a thigh strain and, following a reshuffle, super striker Nic Hollick was introduced from the bench.

Hollick took a mere 14 seconds to make an impact, breaking the deadlock and rewarding Levy with a first half lead that was not altogether deserved.

Player of the match Giselle Subryan doubled Levy’s lead 15 minutes into the second half following some strong wing play from Gemma Coggins and Lucy Tape.

Stand-in right-back Heather Eaton was unfortunate to provide the visitors with a slim chance to get back in the game with a tackle that resulted in Sawbridgeworth being awarded a penalty.

But keeper Jess Devoti became the hero yet again for Levy, producing a fine save low to her right to deny the visitors.

Midfield maestro Charlene Turturici caused the visitors problems throughout the match, but it was Sally Green’s through-ball that provided Subryan with an opportunity to add another to her goal tally, which she duly converted after 87 minutes.

Sunday sees two Leverstock Green Ladies sides play one another for the first time in their history in the County Cup semi-final, with the match taking place at Pancake Lane.