First Team (Women)
Sun 24 Sep 2023  ·  Northern Division
St Vallier Ladies 1st
T Bevan (9'), G Adams (16')
Olveston United AFC
First Team (Women)
R Blacker (56'), S Francis (80')
Spirited O's Come From Behind To Grab Draw!

Spirited O's Come From Behind To Grab Draw!

Russell Knight24 Sep 2023 - 18:30
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Unbeaten run continues on blustery Sunday!

Olveston remain unbeaten as they battle from two goals down away to St Vallier.

Report by Jack Davies
Stock photo from Tamara Breeze Photography

Conditions wreaked havoc for most of the game, evidenced by the home side's early opening goal. Natascha Bevan sent in a cross that the wind blew into the far corner. Olveston weren't coping with the conditions at all in the first 15 minutes and would go two goals down shortly after. St Vallier's sent in a corner that wasn't cleared properly and a fierce effort from the edge of the box flew into the far top corner. The second woke the Os up as they began to create chances of their own. Rosanna Blacker sent an effort just over before Jess Dobbins saw a questionable offside decision deny the forward her fourth in four games.

The second half was an entirely different story and Olveston got a foothold back in the game just a few minutes after the whistle. Blacker had scored in every game so far this season and she kept up that record in the 50th minute. The forward broke away down the right and fired an absolute rocket into the far corner. Not only her fifth of the season already, but her fourth from outside the area.

Olveston kept pushing as they camped their hosts deep in their own half. Jozefowska and Blacker sent efforts just wide before a Shannon Francis free kick was tipped just over. The Os must have thought it wasn't their day as the minutes ticked by. They came inches away once more as a sliced clearance bounced over the home keeper but dropped just wide. Olveston would equalise with ten minutes to play and in some style. Francis with another free kick and despite being fully 45 yards out, her dipping effort bounced off the post and into the back of the net.

The away side kept pushing but couldn't quite find the winner, not helped by the whistle going at exactly 90 minutes despite several delays in play.

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Sun 24 Sep 2023



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Northern Division

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SGS Olveston United Women 1st
St Vallier Ladies 1st
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