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Town Ladies fall to heavy defeat
2:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
BRIDGWATER TOWN LADIES 2 TRURO CITY LADIES 7
BRIDGWATER Town's ladies fell to a heavy 7-2 home defeat at the hands of Truro on Saturday.
With six first team regulars unavailable because of holidays and work commitments, Town were forced to put out a weaker team as of late, with several players playing in unfamiliar positions.
Truro were a very well organised side with pace up front, and Town never really got to grips with Truro's speed from the first whistle.
They survived some early scares, but it was hardly surprising when Truro took the lead after 15 minutes.
After half an hour Town found themselves 4-0 down due mainly to some horrendous defensive errors and their inability to deal with Truro's pacey forwards.
They did pull a goal back after 40 minutes when a free kick from the right by Vicky Tindall, deceived everyone and was deemed to have crossed the line before it was cleared.
Unfortunately another defensive lapse allowed Truro to score their fifth right on half time.
Manager, Ben Norman, reshuffled his shell shocked side at half time, and they started to find their feet, but another defensive error gifted Truro their sixth goal.
Town started to play better and Helen Ash saw a header flash past the post, and Anusia Rourke was unlucky when her shot was cleared by the keeper with her leg.
Rourke eventually got on the score sheet in the 75 minute, shooting home from close range.However, Truro scored a seventh with a fine shot just before the final whistle.
Despite this defeat, Town remain on top of the league, one point ahead of St Nicholas.
Next Sunday (September 15) sees the Ladies away at Downend Flyers in Bristol, with a 2pm kickoff.
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