Sheridan at the double as Colney Heath come from behind at Ipswich
PUBLISHED: 15:42 04 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:42 04 October 2016
Holly Sheridan scored twice as Colney Heath Ladies came from behind to win 2-1 at Ipswich Wanderers in Eastern Region Women's Football League Division One.
On paper this was always going to be an evenly-matched contest and so it proved.
Colney had a goal disallowed in the first 10 minutes after a foul in the build-up and Ipswich took full advantage by snatching the lead.
After a breakdown in midfield, the hosts spread the ball wide and whipped in a cross which, although dealt with initally by The Magpies, was tucked into the bottom corner.
It remained 1-0 at the break thanks to a fantastic diving save by Jen Mansfield to push the ball wide of her post.
The second half saw a very different Colney side come out from the changing rooms.
Confidence to spread the ball more and control the game meant that they soon got the equalising goal.
After strong hassling by Sheridan she found herself one-on-one with the keeper and she slid the ball home into the left corner.
The game opened up for Colney Heath Ladies after that with many driving runs down both wings through Jael Muzzi and Sophie Joseph but they couldn’t create another clearcut chance.
Lucy Hancock almost made the difference when her free kick from just outside the box rattled the bar but the Magpies couldn’t put away the rebound.
But with just four minutes to go Sheridan struck again after bringing down a Kelly Hancock long throw and playing a one-two with Christina Freestone.
The match began with a minutes applause for David Wray.
A spokeswoman for the club said: “Colney Heath Ladies would like to dedicate the win to David Wray who sadly passed away last week. Without him and his dedication to football in St Albans, a lot of these ladies wouldn’t have had the opportunities to get them where they are today.”