South West Women Premier



CALLINGTON Town ladies made it two wins from their opening two games which puts them top of the table in the early stages of the new season.

They were made to work for their win though by a hard-working Bideford side, who on another day could have taken something from the game.

In the opening few minutes it was the home side who were doing all the pressing and forcing Callington to defend. However, on the five minute mark a lightening quick counter-attack which started with Ezme Wells, led to striker Gabi Alphous racing clear and crossing to the back post for Keri-Ann Moxom to tap home from close-range.

 Only 10 minutes later Callington doubled their lead when a Bideford player blocked a shot with her hand whilst inside the penalty area. The referee awarded the spot kick and Sam Veal rolled the ball in to make it 2-0 inside 15 minutes.

Callington began to settle into the game with the two goals in the bag. Grace O’Leary came inches from making it 3-0 on 20 minutes when her fierce strike flew just over the cross-bar.

The team went in 3-0 at the half-time interval having taken the majority of chances they had created.

The second half saw Bideford press high up the pitch and cause Callington problems once again. Mid-way through the second half, Bideford were twice denied by good saves from Rowe in Callington’s goal.

At the other end Callington’s best effort at adding to their tally was when Sam Kotlinska played an excellent ball across the face of goal with the outside of her boot for striker Dani Harper. The lively forward got a good connection on the cross but the Bideford keeper just about managed to stop the ball from squirming underneath her from close-range.

The game fizzled out with Callington grateful for some excellent defensive work in the second half.

Sadly, Bideford’s Phoebe Baker also went down under a sliding challenge in the closing stages of the match and had to leave the field with what at the time was a suspected broken wrist.