Northampton Town Women gained their second win of the new season in just five days as they beat Oughtibridge War Memorial 3-0 in hot conditions at Harpole Football Club on Sunday.
Lou Barry and Josh Oldfield made four changes from the win on Wednesday and two of those players coming in combined for the first goal, Alex Bartlett crossed into the box where Leah Cudone, back after a one game ban, was there to sweep home the first goal. The Cobblers then kept the pressure on as Cudone went close again on the 15-minute mark.
On the counter, Northampton then nearly scored again as Abbie Reboul broke well, played through Rachael St John Mosse, who rounded the keeper, crossed for Reboul, who could only head wide.
Oughtibridge, who won the last fixture between the sides 1-0 exactly two years ago, sat deep and were difficult to break down. However, the second goal did finally come, Cudone the provider this time as she crossed for St John Mosse to score her second in as many games.
The second half followed the same trend with Northampton on top and they would get their rewards early on when Alex Dick’s broke through the defence, her shot was saved, but Abbie Reboul was there to put the ball in, a deserved goal for her performance.
The Cobblers remained in the ascendancy with St John Mosse hitting the post late in the second half, but it was 3-0 as the whistle went. The rest of the game petered out in the heat, but the hard work was done, and the Cobblers picked up another three points to make it six points, nine goals and two clean sheets in two games.
After the game, Abbie Reboul couldn’t hide her delight at scoring a long-overdue goal and said, “I can’t lie, I was so happy, its been a long time coming and I feel like the hard work has finally paid off!”
Joint-Manager Josh Oldfield was delighted with the win and said, “We followed up on Wednesday’s performance and did the main thing which was to get the three points, they were difficult to play against and it was difficult conditions with the heat, but we managed the game well and solved the problem to get the win."
Northampton Town Women’s next game is on Sunday September 19th away to Rise Park Ladies.