Ladies snatch draw at Burgess Hill
Late equaliser from Kyla Stroud
Angels Ladies kicked off their pre-season friendlies tonight (Thursday 27th July) with a 1-1 draw away to Burgess Hill Town. After 1-7 and 2-5 losses in last season's friendlies against the same opposition this represents some clear progress as we look towards our second season.
Playing against the wind and slope in a high-tempo first half, the team fell behind after 36 minutes to a strike from Palisa Chipendo but this would be the only time the new-look Angels defence were breached.
The second half was also well contested and Kyla Stroud levelled when she won possession from a long kick by goalkeeper Sam Wright and then shot past the home keeper.
The only negative was that striker Lauryn Underhill had to be carried off with a nasty looking knee injury which we will get assessed in the next few days.
Squad: Sam Wright, Becky Saxby, Nancy Syrett, Megan Akehurst, Sharon Lyons, Flo Anastasiou, Beth Kemp, Becky Janes, Abigail Skilton, Lauryn Underhill, Maisie Gibb, Leanne Foster, Kelly Moran, Heidi Archer, Kyla Stroud, Helena Fothergill, Becky Jarvis.