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Basildon Ladies in action
6:00am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
FOOTBALL: BASILDON Ladies maintained their 100 per cent Eastern Region Premier Division record with a hard-fought 3-2 win at derby rivals Billericay.
Goals from Claire Lacey and Angela Arnold gave Peter King’s Basildon side a 2-0 half-time lead.
But Billericay pulled one back with a header from a corner seven minutes after the restart at New Lodge.
Both teams had chances after that, but it was Basildon who got the crucial third goal in somewhat bizarre circumstances 11 minutes from time.
Charlie Dolby’s low cross looked like being just out of the reach of Nicola Carty, but she somehow got a leg to it and sent it looping high over the committed goalkeeper and into the net. Billericay pulled a goal back in the last minute, when a shot from the edge of the penalty area went in just under the crossbar. But there was just time to restart the match before the final whistle went.
Basildon: Strauss, Drane, Thain, Gardner (Eyre), Lacey, Eagles, Brown-Wealls, Dolby, Arnold (Frost), Carty, Wyatt (Bryant).