Sports hold on for derby success

First published in Sport

DINAS POWYS 3

SULLY SPORTS 4

THE Sully Sports ladies' soccer side ran out deserved winners in this fierce local derby.

Sully opened the scoring against the run of play with a great finish from Kimberley Margetts, but, having been hit by a warm-up injury to Georgia Knight, soon conceded an equaliser.

Roused into action, Sully regained the lead through Jess Cogbill and the same player soon extended the lead to 3-1 with another excellent finish.

Early in the second half, Sully were further ahead when Emma Reynolds robbed the ‘keeper before slotting home, but they had to withstand some late scares when Dinas pulled back two goals in the final minutes.

Sully woman of the match was shared by Natasha White and Kiesha Cordle.

Sully: Abi White, Hannah Moger, Stevie Cook, Kiesha Cordle, Natasha White, Jess Ham, Emma Reynolds, Louise Burgess, Kimberley Margetts, Abi Smyth, Jess Cogbill, Lauren Young, Thea Howells and Sarah Brown.

NEWPORT COUNTY 1

SULLY SPORTS 1

This was two points dropped, rather than one gained, as far as Sully Sports were concerned.

With everyone putting in a fantastic effort, Sully deserved to run out winners but, with some good defending and a bit of luck, Newport managed to gain a point.

Sully created chances and dominated the game but just couldn’t get the ball in the opposition net.

Late in the first half, Sully were dealt a devastating blow, with Natasha White suffering an horrific knee twist, resulting in an immediate hospital visit. All wish her good news and a speedy recovery.

This resulted in the introduction of manager Sarah George, who picked up exactly where Natasha left off.

In the second half, Sully were caught napping to fall behind, but there was an immediate response and an equaliser from Reynolds with a good finish inside the six-yard box.

From this point on, it was business as usual, with the likes of Jess Ham raiding down the right at will, but to no avail, as Sully just could not get on the end of any crosses or finish any attacks.

Woman of the match was shared again, this time between Reynolds and Ham.

Sully : White, Molly Chapman, Moger, Hattie Gillet, White, Ham, Reynolds, Smyth, Margetts, Young, Cogbill and Sarah George.

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