FOOTBALL - Moors edged out by Cobblers - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors edged out by Cobblers

Solihull Editorial 22nd Mar, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Moors Women surrendered an early lead to suffer a 2-1 home defeat against Northampton Town Women as Moors lost back-to-back league matches for the first time this season.

Becky Knight opened the scoring in the opening few minutes before Alex Dicks struck either side of half time to ensure Northampton went home with the points.

The result means Solihull sit sixth in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands table.

And Moors were rewarded for a bright start when Knight powered home a header at the back post from Hannah Snape’s corner.

However, Northampton drew level on the stroke of half time as Dicks ran at the Moors defence and rifled an effort into the top corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Moors almost reclaimed the lead in the second period when Katie Jamieson produced a brilliant run down the left and forced the Northampton goalkeeper into a save before the away side scrambled the ball to safety.

And the hosts went close again later in the half when Snape’s corner travelled all the way to the far post with substitute Jodie Price only able to head wide on the stretch.

However, the Cobblers snatched the points on 85 minutes when Dicks scored from the penalty spot after a Northampton player was brought down in the area.

Moors are next in action at home to Stourbridge on Thursday, April 6 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Davisons Law Arena.

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