Match Report > West Women’s League Premier Division
Fixture > Bournemouth v Team Bath Buccaneers
Date > Saturday 26 October 2013
Score > Bournemouth 1-1 Team Bath Buccs
Venue > Yeovil Recreation Ground
The sides were pretty evenly matched in the first half with both teams defending high, giving each other little space to play.
Buccs were a little slow to settle into the game and took time to find their rhythm. Both sides could have opened the scoring but goal line clearances left the score at 0-0 until one minute before half time when Bournemouth scored from a scramble in the D.
The second half saw Buccs dominate play with Bournemouth defending more deeply as the Buccs forwards and midfielders applied pressure.
Pippa Barnes equalised for Buccs after a short corner. Susie Barnes continued to cause problems at the top of the D and managed to find the net with a strong strike from the edge of the D. The umpires conferred, for a considerable time, and eventually disallowed the effort.
The last quarter was all Buccs with narrow miss following narrow miss. Hattie Lloyd hit the post, the keeper made some good saves and resolute, and at times desperate Bournemouth defending left the the score at 1-1 at full time.