Upminster [L1s] 1 v 0 Tunbridge Wells [L1s] – 10.02.18

Upminster ladies 1st team were looking to bounce back against Tunbridge Wells after a battling away defeat at high flying Bromley & Beckingham last weekend. The home side started well, restricting Tunbridge Wells to a few half chances and began to take control of the ball through midfield and attack. With defences on top, neither side threatened to break the deadlock and then DOTM Niamh Robeson took a ball to her knee just before the break.

Luckily for Upminster, Robeson managed to receive treatment at the break to make it back onto the pitch for the 2nd half. POTM Megan Miller began to break through the defensive lines of Tunbridge Wells and Upminster looked the more likely to take the lead. The breakthrough finally came 10 mins into the half when a fine run and strike from Robyn Hodges was saved by the goalkeeper but Jemma Cresswell was there to pick up the rebound and fire into the empty net. Upminster pushed forward for a 2nd goal and went close on a couple of occasions from PCs. It was a nervy finish to the game as Tunbridge Wells pushed in search for an equaliser but the U’s defence stood strong to earn a well deserved 3 points & clean sheet.

With this win Upminster now move well clear of the bottom half of the table and will look for another 3 points in a couple of weeks when they travel to Holcombe.