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Ashford Ladies returned to the top of the league with an inspiring victory over Godalming Ladies.

With only goal difference separating the two sides, this top of the table clash certainly lived up to expectation.

Ashley Cheatley went close early on after great wing play from Irish Smith saw her deliver a pin point cross to end up narrowly wide.

But in a first-half controlled by the tangerines, finally got the break through on the half hour mark when Cheatley’s tireless work in the final third saw her steal possession and calmly finish.

Cheatley continued to hassle the opposition in possession at the back and latched onto an under hit clearance to setup Claire Samuels, who lobbed the goalkeeper from 25 yards out.

H/T: 2-0

The second half was played with a similar fast and fierce tempo to the game however Ashford continued to create good opportunities and defend resiliently.

Cheatley got her second of the game to calm the home fans nerves however Godalming hit back soon after to leave a nervy 25 minutes left to play.

Ashford stood tall and in the 83rd minute, Cheatley capped off a fine performance to get her hatrick.

F/T: 4-1

A truly rousing team performance from everyone involved.

We’re back at the Robert Parker Stadium this Sunday, as we take on Clapham United Reserves in a league fixture.

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