Redditch Ladies 4 Bournville Ladies 3
Worcestershire League Division One
ANNA Stafford netted a hat-trick as Redditch Ladies made it four points from two games by seeing off their Birmingham-based visitors in a seven-goal thriller on Saturday.
After falling behind in the third minute, Redditch soon found their rhythm and dominated the rest of the first half and they were rewarded as goals from Nathalie Frisch and Stafford helped them into a 3-1 lead at the break.
With a healthy lead, the Kingfishers pushed forward in the second half and Stafford completed the side’s first hat-trick of the season.
Bournville fought back with two goals of their own and narrowly missed a short corner right at the end as the hosts hung on for maximum points.
The ladies visit Harborne 3rds on Saturday.
CAPTAINED by Jack Drysdale, Redditch Badgers secured a 5-0 home win over Droitwich.
The skipper bagged the opening two goals as the hosts built on good midfield play by Ethan Reeves, whilst in defence Sam Mansell, Sean McCaughey, Lucie Mottet, Luke Baker and Callum Jones continued to play positively, allowing forwards Ben Tominski, Tom Staunton, Eugene Reed and Alfie Wheeler to flourish.
New-boy Wheeler was proving a constant menace to Droitwich and Drysdale slotted home after a well worked move to complete his hat-trick.
Reeves made it 4-0 and Baker calmly placed the ball home for his first goal for the club to complete the scoring for the Badgers, who play Stourport this weekend.
TEN-MAN Redditch U16s faced a well drilled Streetly in their opening U16 Cup game and from the beginning Streetly proved their dominance, whilst depleted Redditch struggled to adapt to the quick pace of the game.
Redditch found themselves stretched and were 3-0 down at half time.
Redditch grew into the game in the second half and withheld Streetly attacks through strong defensive performances, but as fatigue took hold Redditch found themselves struggling and they conceded another four goals to take the final score to 7-0.
Despite the scoreline the Kingfishers – who visit Edgbaston in just over a week’s time – can take many positives from the game including a superb performance from goalkeeper Joe Cardy.
Reports compiled by Amy Youster.