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League Fixtures Draw To a Close

Ashford Ladies twice had to come from behind to earn a hard fought draw against Hammersmith Starz in their penultimate league fixture of the season.

Hammersmith went ahead on the 15 minute mark with a long range strike that eluded Lauren Restel before they found themselves two goals up shortly after. Essay Pro writing service.

The fighting spirit of Ashford Ladies had never been called into action before in the season however the ladies knew they had to dig deep to get any sort of result from this game.

Top goalscorer, Ashley Cheatley grabbed her first of the game and minutes before the half time whistle grabbed another to send both sides in level at the break.

The second half was played in similar fashion, with both teams creating chances however when Hammersmith were awarded a penalty late on it felt a harsh result in the context of the game.

Ashford equalised with five minutes left to play of the game when Lavana Neufville lashed in a superb volley in the penalty box.

A 3-3 draw seemed a fair result on the day with both teams playing some great football.

LINEUP: L Restel, C McGregor F Larsson, A Luzar, B Sheehan, T Prior, V James, C Samuels, L Neufville, A Cheatley, C Benham

SUBS: P Pantlin

Ashford Ladies still have cup fixtures to play against Leyton Orient Development, away, on 14th February in the Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy and Greenhouse Sports FC on 21st February in the Capital Womens Cup at The Robert Parker Stadium.

We look forward to your support!

RESULT: Old Actonians 1 Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies 11

Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies won their first game of the season running out 11-1 winners in their first league game at the Riverside Boathouse in Chiswick.

With players still away, the new look Ashford side had players drafted in for their debuts for the club such as Rebecca Thurlow and Judith Densu.

The Ladies got off to a great start in the first minute of the game when they won a corner whipped in by the skipper Vicky James and powerfully headed in by Lucy Easton.

Ashley Cheatley grabbed her first of the game when she raced through and found the bottom corner of the goal.

Cheatley raced through again ten minutes later, rounding the goalkeeper, only to be brought down and awarded a penalty. James stepped up and decisively scored from the spot.

The remainder of the first half followed in similar finish with Cheatley getting her tally up to 6 for the game, James grabbing another and Lavana Neufville scoring also.

The Ladies went in at half time 10-0 up.

The second half was a different game however and Old Acotnians showed more fight belief in this half.

Cheatley grabbed her seventh goal of the game just before Lisa Penteado grabbed a cancellation goal for the home side.

A great result for the ladies beginning their campaign in the GLWFL Div 3 South and a sign of intent for the fixtures to come.

Player of the Match – Ashley Cheatley

RESULT: Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies 8 Putney Vale 3

Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies produced another fine footballing display to record their second victory of the season against Putney Vale at the Robert Parker Stadium.

The hosts got off to a poor start when Putney scored directly from a free kick in the opening four minutes of the game.

This woke the home side up who equalised with a well worked goal from Ashley Cheatley and co.

Irisha Smith who was playing in her first competitive fixture of the season since joining in the summer, latched onto a superb cross-field pass from Captain, Vicky James to lob the goalkeeper inside the penalty box.

The home side were cruising and Ashley Cheatley grabbed two more before the half time whistle to send the home side in 4-1 up.

The second half was a similar story with Ashford Ladies dominating possession and creating the better chances in the game. Lavana Neufville scored a well deserved goal in the second half before Putney Vale hit a quick fire double.

The current league top goalscorer, Cheatley took her tally to 12 goals for the season in her last two games before player of the match James, scored a penalty in the last minute of the game.

Player of the Match – Vicky James

Club Langley 0 Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies 18

Ashford Ladies continued their remarkable start to the season with an 18-0 thumping over Club Langley. Ashford made the hour long trip (two hours for some) to South East London looking to maintain their 100% record so far this season and did just that.

Club and league top goalscorer Ashley Cheatley opened the scoring in the tenth minute when she raced through the defence beating the goalkeeper who was in inspired form pulling off a strong of saves including a penalty before hand.

Irisha Smith who was playing her second game for Ashford scored soon after before player of the match Peart scored a left footed screamer from 20 yards, lobbing the goalkeeper.

Lavana Neufville added to her tally for the season, Cheatley scored three more before the break and Smith grabbed two more to complete her hatrick.

Ashford went in at half time 9-0 up and returned in the second half with a similar tempo and quality to their play.

Cheatley scored three more to take her tally to eight in the game after some fantastic predatory forward play in and around the penalty box. Claire Samuels and grabbed two after being denied a number of chances by the opposition goalkeeper. Lavana grabbed another, Laura Huse scored a wonder goal before Amber Luzar grabbed her first in all competitions with a superb striker from the edge of the box.

This 18-0 victory sees Ashford top of the league with a goal difference of +33 heading into next weeks home game against London Phoenix.

Lineup: L Restel, J Harker, L Huse, A Cheatley, V James, A Luzar, L Neufville, P Pantlin, K Peart, C Samuels, I Smith

Ashford Ladies Put 13 Past London Phoenix

Ashford Ladies delivered a reminder of their dominating football in this one-sided affair against London Phoneix at The Robert Parker Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The visitors could not handle the speed, precision and decisiveness of Ashford from early on when on-fire striker, Ashley Cheatley recorded her hatrick in the opening five minutes of the game.

There was a rare moment of relief for London Phonex as twenty minutes of the game went without another goal, before Lavana struck just shy of the half hour mark after tireless work on the wing. Captain Vicky James, soon after beat the offside trap to slide ball underneath the goalkeeper.

Soon after the second half kicked off Cheatley scored her second hatrick of the game demonstrating such a ruthless eye for goal.

Chealtley was through in on goal after rounding three players, only to be brought down just before she shot. The referee awarded a penalty in which James tucked away convincingly.

Player of the match Irisha Smith worked tirelessly all game creating a number of chances and got her reward after the hour mark when she cut inside the defender from 20 yards and fired a shot into the top corner, out of the reach of the oppositions goalkeeper.

The pick of the goals was soon to come when a cleared cross bounced kindly for James who scored a remarkable volley lobbing the goalkeeper – this was James’ first hatrick in Ashford colours.

Claire Samuels added another soon after and Cheatley rounded off proceedings in the last minute for Ashford Ladies to record a 13-0 victory over London Phoenix.

Credit to the opposition who were a great sport despite the scoreline and hour long journey.

Team Lineup: L Restel, A Luzar, R Thurlow, J Boyd, K Peart, L Neufville, V James, C Samuels, I Smith, P Pantilin, A Cheatley

Subs: A O’Sullivan

Ashford Ladies Maintain Their Winning Start

Ashley Cheatley’s superb goal scoring run continued as Ashford Town (Middlesex) Ladies thrashed Old Actonians Thirds to maintain their 100 per cent winning record this season and extend their lead at the top of the Greater London Women’s Football League, Division 3 South.

On fire Cheatley, opened proceedings in the first three minutes of the game, after going on a solo run from the edge of the box, taking on three defenders and poking the ball underneath the goalkeeper.

The pace of the front three continued to be a threat to Old Actonians and shortly after Irisha Smith grabbed a goal to boost her tally to six for the season.

Player of the match Lavana Neufville, had an outstanding game scoring five goals including a lob from 25 yards out, which was the pick of her goals.

Captain Vicky James scored a well worked goal including one at the end of the game which was a fantastic free kick from the edge of the box.

Claire Samuels rounded off a superb midfield performance by grabbing her first hatrick in Ashford colours whiles on-fire Cheatley took her overall goals tally to 32 goals in 5 appearances.

Next week will be a challenge for the ladies as they travel away to face Hammersmith Starz, the only other team in the division to have won all of their fixtures this season.

Line up: L Restel, A Luzar, J Harker, J Boyd, L Huse, V James, C Samuels, L Neufville, I Smith, R Thurlow, A Cheatley

Sub: P Pantlin

Ashford Ladies extend their lead at the top of the Division

Ashford Ladies extended their lead at the top of Division 3 South with a 5-0 victory over Hammersmith Starz.

Hammersmtih, with a new look squad, had the better of the early chances with wave after wave of attacks at the Ashford goal however it was Ashley Cheatley who capped off a well worked goal after brilliant work from Irisha Smith on the wing.

Hammersmith again went close shortly after, however came up against a resilient Lauren Restel who was determined to keep her fourth clean sheet of the season.

It was also an assist from Restel which saw Lavana Neufville beat the offside trap and finish at the second time of asking after the ball rebounded off the goalkeeper into her path.

The halftime whistle then blew and it was a relief for Ashford who needed to regroup which is what they did in the very one sided second half.

Smith got her reward after tireless work on the wing, new signing Charmaine Benham capped her debut with a goal just before the hour mark and Smith made it five for Ashford at the death.

Hammersmith proved a challenging outfit for Ashford, and could have seen them take something out of this game on another day.

Ashford proved the quality outfit they are and made a real statement of intent as to where they want to end this season and begin the next.

Lineup: L Restel, F Larsson, A Luzar, P Pantlin, L Huse, C Benham, C Samuels, V James, I Smith, L Neufville, A Cheatley

Ashford Ladies Maintain 100 Percent Record

Ashford made it a double victory over title chasers Putney Vale at the Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields.

The early kick off did not phase the away side at all who took the lead when the in-form Ashley Cheatley opened the scoring after other opportunities from Ashford were missed.

Putney Vale defended well in spells with timely tackles and interceptions.

Lavana Neufville saw a superb effort from long range hit the cross bar and go out of play. The resulting goal kick was latched onto by captain Vicky James who played a perfect through pass for Cheatley to grab her second.

This took Cheatley’s goal scoring tally to 45 goals for the season.

Just before the half time break Putney gave themselves a life line with a long range shot beating Lauren Restel to find the top corner.

Ashford came out the side more hungry to impress and did just that when Neufville raced clear of two defender and slotted the ball underneath the goalkeeper.

Neufville grabbed another at the very death as Ashford won 4-1.

This victory sees Ashford maintain their 100 per cent win record in all competitions.

Next week the ladies are back at home to face Club Langley, it’s the first time the two sided are meeting this season.

TEAM: L Restel, C McGregor, J Boyd, T Prior, L Huse, L Neufville, A O’Sullivan, C Benham, C Richardson, V James (C), A Cheatley

SUB: F Larsson

Ashford Book Quarter Final Spot

Ashford came out winners in a hard-fought battle against Abbey Rangers in Addlestone Moore to book themselves a place in the Quarter Finals of the Capital Cup.

Ashford were buoyed with the return of Jess Boyd and Claire Richardson who had been sidelined through injury.

It was a timely return for the two with news of Laura Huse and Tia Prior both unavailable.

The away side started the brighter of the two sides with Ashley Cheatley being denied early on and Lavana Neufville seeing her strike on goal also denied by the goalkeeper.

Abbey Rangers were proving a tough side to break down, with glimpses of great football being played predominantly in the middle third however being denied by the sheer strength and experience of Rebecca Thurlow and Charlotte McGregor at the back.

The deadlock was broken in the fifteenth minute when Richardson, arriving from the back post stuck from a Vicky James corner.

It was a much needed goal which allowed the players to settle and begin playing the brand of football that has them win every game so far this season.

Neufville showed her quality again before the break, after Lucy Easton put in a cross into the box and Neufivlle arrived at the back post striking on the half volley which hit the cross bar but her follow up header ended up in the back of the net.

HT: 0-2

Ashford headed back out in the second half with the same intensity however when a free kick was awarded on the edge of the box, the home side stuck back leaving a nervy twenty minutes left of the game.

Ashford weathered the storm and the sheer experience and attitude of Charmaine Benham, James and Amber Luzar told with numerous amounts of blocks and interceptions.

With ten minutes remaining to play, the pace of Cheatley and Neufville was too much to handle when the pair combined to play around the Abbey defense for Neufville to score her second.

A much deserved win for Ashford.

FT: 1-3

LINE UP: L Restel, A Luzar, C McGregor, R Thurlow, J Boyd, L Neufville, C Benham, L Easron, C Richardson, V James (C), A Cheatley.

SUBS: F Larsson, A O’Sullivan, P Pantlin

Player of the Match: V. James

Ashford Ladies Win 6-0!

Ashford Ladies comfortably beat Orpington Ladies in the one sided affair 6-0 after the game was cut short due an injury.

Ashford took the lead in the first half when Amy O’Sullivan snuck the ball into the near post from an unlikely angle after beating two defenders.

Vicky James extended the lead soon after with a stunning strike from 25 yards out.

The Orpington goalkeeper was in inspired form against the league’s top goal scorer however Ashley Cheatley pounced on a lose clearance from a corner and fired in her first of the game.

It was half time and Ashford were managing well on a pitch that was heavily affected by the downpour of rain the day before.

Set pieces were a particularly strength for Ashford with the skipper James, putting in some great crosses. It was another set piece which saw Cheatley double her tally, rising above everyone else to head into the back of the net.

O’Sullivan was having a lot of success on the wing and found herself with a lot of time and space on the edge of the 18-yard box. She struck into the top corner with the goalkeeper only able to watch as it flew past her.

Cheatley scored the final goal of the game, which was the pick of the bunch. She picked up the ball from a cleared corner on the half way line leaving two defenders behind before wrong footing the goalkeeper and finding the net.

It was a fantastic goal to end a very professional performance by Ashford, in difficult conditions.

Our commiserations go out to the Orpington player who suffered a horrible injury 70 minutes into the game, we wish you a speedy recovery. The game was cut short due to this.