Colchester 0 Lowestoft Ladies 2
The Lowestoft Ladies secure three valuable points with a 2-0 league win away to Colchester.
After a ten week break due to postponements and cup games, the Lowestoft Ladies resumed their league campaign away to Colchester.
Lowestoft pressed from the off but found it hard to break down the experienced and well organised Colchester defence.
On fifteen minutes Natasha Thomas delivered a great cross for Chantelle Keevil but her effort was cleared off the line. Charlotte Eastwood was then denied five minutes later by the Colchester keeper who made a remarkable save and Amber Rowland saw her effort headed off the line less than two minutes later. It was Natasha Thomas who came closest to opening the scoring shortly afterwards but her effort was parried onto the woodwork.
On twenty nine minutes, Lowestoft got the all important breakthrough when Sophie Baker burst beyond the Colchester keeper and kept her composure to give Lowestoft a richly deserved 1-0 lead. She was then denied a clear goal scoring opportunity five minutes later when through on goal but was crudely brought down from behind just outside the penalty area and amazingly the referee only issued a yellow card.
Natasha Thomas doubled the lead for Lowestoft with a left foot finish on thirty eight minutes to leave Lowestoft 2-0 up and well in command at the break.
In the second half Colchester came out with renewed belief but the defence of Marcie Prettyman, Megan Champion, Kate Pasque and Georgia Paul were working well as a unit and were not giving the Colchester strike force any reason for optimism.
At the other end Jody Ashman, Chloe Hoffman and Natasha Thomas all went close to extending the lead but in the end Lowestoft settled for a comfortable 2-0 win and three valuable league points.
Special mention this week goes to Broghan Scully and Charlotte Eastwood who put in a huge shift in centre midfield and were the main creators of most of the Lowestoft goal scoring opportunities.
The Lowestoft Ladies are next in action this Sunday, when they travel to AFC Sudbury in the County Cup Quarter Final.