Superb Fenny strikes beat Sparta
PUBLISHED: 21:13 21 April 2011
Feniton Ladies continue to climb the Devon Women’s League Division One table with a powerful victory over mid-table LFC Sparta in Newton Abbot.
The team are challenging for third place in the league as well as reaching the Devon League Cup Final to be played in May against Premier title winners Alphington.
The game was a tight affair in the opening 20 minutes when Feniton found the public amenities pitch very hard to come to terms with.
The turning point came after 30 minutes when a delightful move, started by Anne Nelson and continued by Lauren Strutt, set up leading scorer Stefi Mathews to shoot home from inside the penalty area.
Feniton’s control increased when Sally Ames collected a pass from Denise Palfrey, attacked the Sparta midfield and scored from outside the penalty area.
The second half saw Feniton change their line up with the introduction of Helen Court in goal and regular keeper Debbie Slee replacing the very hard-working Daisy Flanagan on the right side of midfield.
Feniton increased their lead when Lauren Strutt beat the last defender and scored.
Feniton introduced both Jaz Larcombe and Demi Green into the team and the double swap paid off when Lauren Strutt scored her second and the team’s fourth goal. Strutt was substituted, with Hannah James coming on to play at left midfield.
From constant Feniton pressure, James was able to find the back of the net for Feniton fifth when she got on the end of a Larcombe touch to steer the ball into the far post.
The two best goals were last. Debbie Slee fired in a superbly struck shot and Demi Green hit the back of the net with a half volley.
For Feniton, the back four of Smith, Palfrey, Nelson and Eveleigh were outstanding. The centre midfield of Nat Mathews and Laura Capell were solid. Daisy Flanagan was superb in the first half not only in attack, but also covering in defence.
The team are next in action on Easter Sunday KO 2pm at Acland Park.