New Milton Town Ladies 4 – 1 Eastleigh Ladies
New Milton Town Ladies beat Eastleigh Ladies 4-1 at Fawcetts Field in a preseason friendly on Sunday afternoon.
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The game was relatively even between SRWFL Premier side New Milton and newly promoted Division One team Eastleigh to begin, but a beautifully weighted 40 yard lob from Caitlin Steele put the Linnets in front.
Eastleigh had one goal ruled out for offside before they managed to find the equaliser. Nicky Beeton found a little space on the edge of the area and unleashed a shot/lob of her own, which dropped behind the outstretched hands of Rihanna Fallon.
However, just before half time, New Milton regained the lead as Steele’s low drive slipped from the hands of Kaja Jacobs and into the corner of the goal.
After the break, two further goals from Steele secured both her hat-trick and the victory, although Eastleigh could have had a second but for a fine save from Fallon, who pushed away Holly Agombar’s long range drive.
– Alex Barnes; Paul Rutland (Southcoast Journalism)