Amy Woollard keeps Ascot United Ladies promotion hopes alive

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Amy Woollard from Ascot United Ladies. Photo: @AscotLadiesFC
Amy Woollard from Ascot United Ladies. Photo: @AscotLadiesFC

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A late Amy Woollard goal earned a valuable point in a 3-3 draw for Ascot United Ladies on Sunday afternoon and kept alive the Yellawomen’s hopes of lifting the Southern Region Women’s Football League Division 1 title.

Darrell Evans side were trailing 3-2 to Alton going in to the final 15 minutes of the tie at Ascot Racecourse when Woollard struck her second of the afternoon to level things up and Viv Moore could have won it for the division leaders but saw her strike hit the bar.

It was a disasterous start for Evans side with Alton opening the scoring after 2 minutes through Chelsie Stewart but Woollard equalised on 27 minutes and strike partner Lucy Holzman-Clarke put Ascot in the lead just before half time.

Megan Lebbern and Madeline Shuff swung the match back to Alton with quick-fire goals after the break to make it 3-2 but Woollard’s second equaliser of the afternoon ensures United remain four points clear at the top of the table.

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Ascot’s nearest challengers New Milton Town kept up the pressure with a 4-2 win at Oxford City all but ending the Nomads title challenge while Barton Rovers and their four games in hand saw their trip to Wargrave postponed.

Woodley United's Mollie Haines.
Woodley United’s Mollie Haines.

A change of venue for Woodley United Ladies paid off with the home fixture against Wycombe Wanderers moved to Woodford Park, and the Kestrels earned a fourth win in four with a 3-2 victory.

The visitors opened the scoring but Rosie Page-Smith levelled things up from the penalty spot and there were further goals for May Hamblin and Mollie Haines.

See the latest Southern Region Women’s Football League Division 1 table here.

There was no action for any of our clubs in the Premier Division or the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League at the weekend.

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