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NORTHAMPTON TOWN WOMEN DRAW IN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH

A report on Sunday's action

2 April 2023

Ladies and Girls

NORTHAMPTON TOWN WOMEN DRAW IN TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH

A report on Sunday's action

2 April 2023

Northampton Town Women drew 1-1 at home to Doncaster Rovers Belles in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands on Sunday afternoon.

Vicky Barrett scored the Cobblers’ goal as they earned a point against their second-placed opponents.

The first half was scrappy with the hosts creating the majority of the chances.

It took until the 11th minute for the game’s first shot on target, Eleanor Sharpe holding Mia Richards’ long-range free-kick.

Jo Daniel’s kick was flicked-on by both Richards and Alex Dicks midway through the half, but Jade Bell ran onto the ball and dinked wide one-on-one.

Dicks dispossessed Doncaster captain Jess Andrew and dribbled towards goal a few minutes later, but her strike was also off target.

The Cobblers came closest to opening the scoring in the first half when Sharpe denied skipper Zoe Boote from close range after Bell was initially unable to turn Rachael Mumford’s cross home.

Dicks was found by Fay Noble early in the second period, and she beat Andrew before firing over from the edge of the area.

A bouncing ball was handled in the box and Northampton were awarded a penalty at the midpoint of the second half, but Kim Farrow sent the spot-kick wide.

Doncaster substitute Sophie Brown headed a free-kick inches wide from six yards as the visitors threatened the Cobblers goal for the first time going into the final quarter-of-an-hour.

The hosts opened the scoring with eight minutes of normal time remaining when Barrett nodded Noble’s in-swinging corner home, but Andrew converted the second ball from a free-kick to rescue a point for her side late on.

Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams’ side travel to Lincoln City next week. They have already played their opponents twice this season, securing wins in the FAWNL Plate as well as the reverse fixture.

Cobblers: Jo Daniel, Rachael Mumford, Vicky Barrett, Sara Wait, Zoe Boote, Abbie Brewin (sub Abbie Reboul 83), Fay Noble, Kim Farrow (sub TJ Warren 85), Mia Richards (sub Favour Omenazu 62), Jade Bell, Alex Dicks (sub Bianca Luttman 87)
Sub not used: Holly Mayfield


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