Leverstock Green Ladies Whites go goal crazy against depleted Kings Langley Ladies

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Leverstock Green Ladies Whites hit 22 goals as they ran riot against Kings Langley Ladies.

A lengthy injury list and players not making it due to vehicle breakdown saw Kings take to the field with only nine players.

Up against a mountain of a task, Kings fell behind to an early goal, but Sam Walters’ early foray up front showed Kings were not going to lie down.

Amy Belcher and Alex Britten shared keeping duties, with Belcher seeing a fourth go in after 17 minutes.

Kings hit back after 19 minutes when Nicole Barrett broke free on the left and, arrowing in on goal, expertly placed her shot past the keeper and into the far corner of the net.

Jess Earthrowl was unlucky to concede an own goal a few minutes after, when just stabbing a goalbound shot just inside her near post.

Britten, now in goal, was kept busy and did frustrate the visitors with some brave keeping, but despite her heroics, and getting a great in block from a one on one challenge, the goals flowed regularly for an 11-1 scoreline at half-time.

The second half saw Levy start brightly, quickly notching up another five goals before the hour mark.

Britten then produced a fantastic one-handed save, diving to her left to tip the goalbound shot round her post.

Despite conceding another two goals, Kings didn’t stop battling, with Amy Earthrowl seeing her shot turned round the post for a corner, and Lisa Linsley’s speculative long range effort being dealt with by the keeper.

The last 20 minutes saw Kings visibly tire, and Britten keeping the score down with more brave keeping.

Kings dug in and kept the visitors at bay for the last quarter of an hour for what was a very gutsy performance in the face of severe adversity.