Life at new ground starts with a defeat as ladies pay price for missed chances

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Aylesbury ladies made a frustrating start to life on their new home ground at The Aylebury Vale Academy when they were beaten 3-1 by Bracknell.

The ladies started brightly and penetrated the opposition’s ‘D’ putting their defence under pressure from the start.

The hosts moved the ball around well with Elisa Woodford key in the centre of the pitch linking well with the forward line of Potts, James, Drane and Dickson.

But Bracknell responded catching Aylesbury on the backfoot and scored two goals in quick succession against the run of play.

The Ducks ladies had a stronger second half and were rewarded with a goal at short range from Dickson.

The battle continued with Leadbetter, Yeo and Piggott working hard in defence but as the game drew towards a close, Bracknell got their third and final goal to seal the victory and make Aylesbury pay for missed chances.

A team spokesman said: “The score was not a reflection of the performance and we can take the positives from this and continue to work hard against local rivals Amersham and Chalfont at the weekend.”

Star player: Elisa Woodford.