Colney Heath Ladies still finding their feet

Colney Heath Ladies are still to find their feet in the Eastern Region South as they lost 4-2 to Stevenage Reserves.

The team was promoted from the Beds and Herts League last year as St Albans City Ladies but has merged with the Magpies to help expand the club.

Heath took and early lead as Rachel Sherlow’s found Molly Slade on the right edge of the box and she blasted a thunderbolt into the top corner.

Stevenage responded well after going one down and started to pile on the pressure. After a few missed opportunities they were soon back on level terms. It was long ball, after long ball from Stevenage and the defence coped well, but moving the ball with purpose from the back line was beginning to become difficult.

Colney’s chances were restricted to one more effort from long range but they rarely troubled the Stevenage defence. Boro seized upon the uncertainty of the Heath players and deservedly led at the break 2-1.

Colney started brightly again in the second half, applying pressure all over the park. They got back on level terms after Sophie Joseph started creating problems for the Stevenage back line. The ball was played through and she rifled another spectacular effort into the top corner.

Stevenage responded well again and Colney found themselves under more pressure after the restart. A lack of effective support around the ball led to poor decisions leaving the goal open for Stevenage to take the lead again.

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Colney continued working hard but nothing seemed to stick higher up the pitch. They defended valiantly but some poor organization from a short corner led to another shooting opportunity for Stevenage. It was hopeful but it was another scorcher into the top corner leaving the goalkeeper with little chance.

Colney hustled and bustled but just lacked composure at vital times in the game.

Their next game is at Hutton where they hope to get their first win in the new league.