NICKY Horton scored the only goal of the game as Solihull Blossomfield Ladies beat Boots 1-0 on Saturday.
Despite heavy rain that had hampered matches across the country, the Boots pitch played beautifully and the umpiring was strong and consistent throughout the match.
The visitors struggled to maintain possession during the first half and the majority of the game was played in the middle half of the pitch.
Sarah Rickey was instrumental for Blossomfield and picked the ball up on the half-way line and ran at the Boots defense before winning a short corner after being fouled. Bloss initiated a well-worked routine which was deflected in the goal by injector Horton.
The visitors led by the single goal at half time and neither team could find any attacking penetration after the break although keeper Nell Rodrigues was voted player of the match for producing a string of saves to keep the host at bay.
The win moves Bloss up to third place in the table and they host Beeston this Saturday.
Elsewhere, Solihull Blossomfield Badgers also recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Bournville Badgers.
Bournville were low on players but they put their opponents under pressure and perhaps should have taken the lead had it not been for a strong Bloss defence.
A goal-line clearance off a Bournville foot gave Bloss a penalty flick, which Cameron Mowat beautifully executed into the bottom left corner which gave the keeper no chance.
Bournville’s only chance came in the dying seconds of the game, but they were denied by the post giving Bloss the win.