Sunny day and Beavers chopper Hayley Lyon's birthday , took a trip up to Oxford City Ladies who are two divisions high to compete in the 2nd round qualifier of the FA Cup . The two teams started brightly with the Hampton back four taking a lot of the quick forward line of Oxford, 15 mins into the game and Lyon took a crunch in the middle a super challenge stopping Oxford Skipper running through unfortunately there skipper went in and the impact caused a 15 min delay as she went off with a suspected broken fracture.
After the stoppage the beavers got there rhythm and Lousie Clarke exploded through took a deflection for a corner. Bianca Underhill wrapped her right foot round it only to find fans favourite Katie Foster do what she does best and rip the back of the net with a quality finish from a composed striker.
The game was going back and forth and went it to the second half with changes from Leah due to some injuries introducing Tansey And Mccowan to replace injured Payne and Celino.
The additional had to work hard and defend for 75 mins as Oxford City were not giving up , Danielle Meades solid with Allie Simmonds and Kim Duffin to keep the Oxford City ladies trying to get the extra time . They broke only to meet 16 year old Paige Horsnell whos shot stopping was superb and kept a 2nd clean sheet which she deserved.
Leah tactics from Mr Mourinho was park the bus and defend it paid off.
Leah would like to thank all the girls for a performance of true fight grit and true beaver spirit
Well done ladies put Hampton and Richmond Borough on the map
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