REPORT: NORTON & STOCKTON 0 - 3 LEEDS UNITED LADIES

REPORT: NORTON & STOCKTON 0 - 3 LEEDS UNITED LADIES

Ladies team continue unbeaten start to their league campaign.

FA Women's Premier League, Northern Division One 

Norton & Stockton Ancients Ladies 0

Leeds United Ladies 3 (Stamp 57, Campbell 75, 93)

Norton & Stockton: Chisnall, Coyne (Stabler 70), Burton, Bell, Wilkinson, Thorns, Reed, Corrie, Atkinson, Mawston, Owens. Subs not used: Draper, McSorley, Williams, McGuire.

Leeds United Ladies: Simpson, Jeffels, Stamp, Hannon (C), Hamill, Boshell, Parkin (Beal 77), Campbell, Lee (Hunt 82), Cassidy (Findlay 46), Thompson. Subs not used: White, Payne.

Referee: L.Thurlow

Venue: Norton Teeside Sports Complex

Leeds United Ladies continued their great start to the 2018/19 campaign with a dominant second-half performance that saw the team put three goals past Norton & Stockton Ancients after a quiet first-half for both sides. 

The hosts started the stronger of the two sides with an early threat at Carrie Simspon's goal but she got down well to deny Nyci Thorns.

As Leeds began to grow into the game, Katie Thompson took a shot at the Norton goal that went just over from 12 yards out.

In the 28th minute skipper Bridie Hannon was on-hand to make a great last ditch challenge on Thorns to deny her getting a shot away at goal.

Just three minutes later and Leeds had the ball in the back of the net through Hannah Campbell but it was ruled out for offside.

Just a few moments later Leeds had the best chance of the half so far with a chance for Campbell who was denied by a fantastic save from Norton's Rachel Chisnall.

The last chance of the half fell to Leeds once again when newcomer Sophie Stamp clipped the crossbar from 30-yards out.

Half time: Norton & Stockton 0 - 0 Leeds United Ladies 

Early in the second-half Norton were given a free-kick in a good position with the shot dipping just over. Not long after the hosts were on the attack again with Atkinson flashing a shot just wide of the goal.

It was in the 57th minute when Sophie Stamp, on her debut for the club, volleyed the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the box to put Leeds into the lead.

Norton came close to levelling with chances for both Owens and Thorns in close succession but it was Leeds who managed to get another breakthrough as Campbell latched onto a through ball and fired past Chisnall on the 75th minute.

Campbell then got her second of the match with a clinical finish in front of the Norton goal in stoppage time securing the three points for The Whites, making it seven points out of a possible nine in the first three games of the 2018/19 season. 

Full time: Norton & Stockton 0 - 3 Leeds United Ladies 

Next fixture: Sunday 16 September vs Bolton Wanderers Ladies, 2pm KO

Venue: Atherton Collieries - Kensite Stadium

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