Lowestoft Town Ladies 2 Enfield Town Ladies 5
Lowestoft Town Ladies battle but go down to a 5-2 home defeat against Enfield Town at Crown Meadow.
Lowestoft Town: Brogan, Everson, Copeman, Froud, Adams, K Moore (Zavala 63 mins), G Moore, Riggall, Gillett, Waters (C), Durrant
Enfield Town: Davies, Branoon, Browne, Kent (C), Ford, Diaz, Lewis (Savva 70 mins), McKevitt, Slater, Mustafa, Beganovic
Lowestoft start the game kicking towards "the shed end". Lowestoft show good football and possession as they look to break through the Enfield defence but a good interception from the Enfield centre back halts them. Then at the other end a good pass is made by Enfield to Beganovic, who runs past Adams and cuts in from the left to force a good save from Brogan in the Lowestoft goal.
Trawler Girls begin to show threat and determination in on goal as Gillett draws a foul as the Enfield midfielder pushes her to the floor. Lowestoft's first good chance in on goal (9th min) as Froud takes a free kick which is flicked on to Waters, who in turn passes onto Gillett to put a ball into the box for Durrant but an intervention from the Enfield defender regains possession for the visitors.
Brogan is forced into a quick save in the Lowestoft goal from a 30 yard shot that she palms around the post and out for an Enfield Corner. Then Enfield take the lead as a ball comes into the box and Lowestoft struggle to clear and with the ball falling to Branoon she fires into the net for 1-0 to Enfield Town.
Chance for Lowestoft to equalise as a good through ball over the top from K Moore finds Waters in for a one-on-one but they linesmans flag goes up to deny the Trawler Girls an equaliser.
Enfield retain possession but to no avail as Riggall makes a good interception and then passes out wide to Gillett who puts a cross into Durrant for an over head kick that drifts wide of the post.
Lowestoft continue to fight and their pressure pays off as Gillett puts a well weighted ball through to Waters and the striker is brought down in the Enfield box for a penalty. Up steps G Moore and rockets the ball straight down the middle to equalise for Lowestoft Town 1-1 (27 mins).
Enfield chance (32 mins) as Lowestoft concede a soft free-kick just inside their own half. Free kick goes into the box but the Enfield forward heads the ball well wide of the goal.
Even game so far with both teams holding possession after forty minutes but Enfield showing that little more threat as Lowestoft Concede a soft corner. However the corner is defende well and with a good headed clearance from K Moore, she reaches Waters and Lowestoft counter-attack as Waters runs down the left wing and plays the ball to Durrant but yet again the offside flag goes up.
HALF TIME 1-1
Enfield get the second half underway but Gillett quickly gains Lowestoft possession as Waters and Durrant cause the Enfield defence problems.
Enfield begin to wear Lowestoft down as Beganovic is allowed to run down the right wing, cut inside and fire the ball into the bottom corner of the Lowestoft net for a 2-1 lead (50 mins).
The experience and fitness of Enfield is now starting to out shine Lowestoft and as a hand ball decision is waived away by the referee for Lowestoft, Enfield pounce to take advantage to quickly make it 3-1 (60 mins).
Lowestoft make a change as Zavala replaces K.Moore (63 mins).
Little to show for Lowestoft as Enfield take full control of the game and force lots of pressure on the Lowestoft defence.
Enfield make a change as Savva replaces Lewis (70 mins).
Enfield then hit their fourth as Beganovic dribbles the ball around the Lowestoft defence and buries the ball into the bottom corner of the net for 4-1 (73 mins).
Lowestoft's fitness begins to worsen as four becomes five in the 80th minute; 5-1.
Enfield start to get complacent, however as Lowestoft get a free kick just outside the Enfield box. G.Moore positions herself and drives the free kick into the box and Everson meets it to fire the ball into the top corner of the net for 5-2 (90 mins).
FULL TIME 2-5
The Lowestoft Town Ladies travel to Gillingham Ladies this Sunday (2pm kick-off).