Ladies back to winning ways
Hat Trick for Skilton
Back on familiar territory after their cup exploits in the week, Angels Ladies hosted Castle Colts in the League on Sunday. This match had something of a local rivalry flavour, with four of the Angels side having transferred from Colts in the summer, and with the visitors holding the bragging rights after two wins over Tonbridge in summer friendlies.
This time though it was the turn of the Angels to take the spoils. Abigail Skilton took her season's tally to 13 with another hat-trick helping her team to a 5-1 win and return them to 3rd spot in Kent Division One. Skilton opened the scoring by turning in a cross from Rebecca Saxby at the far post. Soon after Castle were level, with a goal resulting from a breakaway down the left wing. Shortly before half-time the Angels were able to regain their lead, with Poppy Gilden's high goalbound cross from wide on the left being helped over the line by Skilton.
The best goal of the match came just 30 seconds into the second half with some crisp one-touch passing resulting in a smart finish by Skilton. Samantha James scored the fourth, just two minutes after coming on as substitute, with a cool finish before another substitute Helena Fothergill dispossessed a defender in the penalty box before firing in from close range.
Team: Brett, Stephens, Syrett, Gilden, Kemp, Coulter, Saxby, Smith, Skilton, Law, Durling. Subs all used - Mathiasen, Edwards, James, Fothergill, Couldridge.