Eastern Region Women’s Football League Division 1
Suunday 3rd March 2019
Histon took all three points from a game that saw them trail early on, take a 2-1 lead before being pegged back just before half time, lead by two goals on 90 minutes and concede an added time penalty before holding on for the win.
Hoddesdon led with less than 2 minuets gone, Summer Muir putting in a corner from the left that curled in directly at the near post.
This was cancelled out on 16 minutes when a ball into central midfield by Bex Lenton was passed back to the goalkeeper, whose clearance only made it to Georgie Huse. Huse took her time before she clipped her shot to slot it to the right of the ‘keeper from 15 yards out and to the right of goal.
Histon then led themselves on 29 minutes, Ali Wright being brought down on the right corner of the penalty area by the bye line and Sophie Lanham gave the ‘keeper no chance from the spot.
In first half added time Hoddesdon levelled, Rebecca Scola putting a free kick 20 yards out and near the right corner of the area over the wall and just past the reach of goalkeeper Keeley Robinson into the bottom right corner.
Nine minutes after the break Histon regained their advantage, a Hoddesdon goal kick falling to Kaya Haq 25 yards out, who controlled the ball before giving Lanham the chance to put the ball high and to the right of the ‘keeper from just inside the area.
It was 4-2 on 90 minutes as Lanham completed her hat trick, Wright placing a pass out to Lanham, who put a shot from the left of the left corner of the area over the goalkeeper and into the far bottom right corner.
Two minutes into added time Brie Baker was shown a second yellow card (her first was in first half added time) following a challenge with her, Robinson and a Hoddesdon player near the penalty spot to reduce Histon to ten players. Grace Leslie found the roof of the net from the spot to set up a tense finish but Histon held on for the victory.
Georgie Huse goal – https://twitter.com/hfcstevep/status/1102212435438637056
Sophie Lanham penalty – https://twitter.com/hfcstevep/status/1102215621134241793
Lanham’s second goal – https://twitter.com/hfcstevep/status/1102227499763814401
Lanham’s hat trick – https://twitter.com/hfcstevep/status/1102236563755417600
Highlights package – https://twitter.com/jpegdirect/status/1102274892265865216