Newbury Ladies Football
Match Report -- Season 2019-20
Thames Valley Counties Women's Football League
Division 3 South
8th September 2019
Wallingford 4 Newbury Ladies Development 6
Newbury Development started their season with an exciting win over new league entrants Wallingford. Newbury having the better of the exchanges in the opening period with Nicole Beesley getting in the first shot on goal followed by new player Rebecca Chitolie who had a long shot and then hitting the post. Within a minute she had her first goal with a 40 yard pile driver into the top corner of the net,

Four minutes later Maria Rodrigues got onto the scoreboard to make the score 2-0. Wallingford then came into the game first with a free kick which missed the goal then on 25 minutes Wallingford got a goal back to make the score 2-1 but it was Chitolie who then stretched the Newbury lead to 3-1. Beesley then added another when her the shot was deflected off a defender for 4-1.

In the closing minutes Wallingford scored, followed two minutes later by Chitolie completing her first half hattrick with a strong shot from outside the area making the score 5-2 at half time.

Wallingford opened the second half really well and Ellie Dyerson was called on to make two early saved. Wallingford pulled back a goal 25 minutes into the half to make the score 5-3 before Ashleigh Colbourne took a free kick which was on target for 6-3. With 10 minutes to go Wallingford were awarded a free kick from which they scored to make the final score 6-4 to Newbury. Newbury had to play the final minutes with 10 when Claire Turley was red carded. Hattrick scorer also had to be substitued due to injury in the closing minutes.

Match report by Jack Harkness

Players: Ellie Dyerson, Claire Turley, Saide Gulliver (Capt), Nicole Pearce, Lauren Sheldon, Sam Richards, Lorna Kinder-Parr, Maria Rodrigues, Nicole Beesley, Isobelle Cording, Rebecca Chitolie, Ashleigh Colbourne.
Referee: Darren Edwards
Goal scorers
Rebecca Chitolie (3),
Maria Rodrigues,
Nicole Beesley,
Ashleigh Colbourne
Player of the match
Next fixture

Thames Valley Counties League Division 3 South
1st March 2020 2 p.m.
Newbury Development v Taplow Utd
at Donnington Recreation Ground