Unbeaten run

Daventry ladies playing against Wellingborough at Daventry sports park .
Daventry ladies playing against Wellingborough at Daventry sports park .

DAVENTRY Ladies maintained their unbeaten run and are still top of the league after beating Wellingborough second string 6-1.

An over-stretched Daventry squad welcomed Anna Kingstone and Jo Dicks who made their first appearance of the season.

This was Daventry’s first game since early December against a Wellingborough side sitting in fourth place in the league.

Daventry settled first with Alex Meek and Zoe Smiley taking control in the midfield. Alison Creaney and Hayley Frost linked up well.

The first goal followed good build up play from Steph Borthwick, who found Zoe Smiley. She crossed the ball into the D for Angela Bartlett to deflect the ball pass the keeper. Wellingborough came up against strong defending from Mandy Thompson and Anna Kingstone.

Daventry were soon two up with great passing between Val McCarthy and Alex Meek who found Zoe Smiley in the D to slot home.

Daventry continued to have the better of the first-half play, but were unable to add to the scoreline before half-time.

The town players started the second-half well and created a few scoring chances but were kept out by some strong Wellingborough defending.

The third came from a short corner from Zoe Smiley, after some good attacking play from Val McCarthy, Amy Dimmet and Hayley Frost.

The fourth came from a driving run from Alex Meek, who pulled the ball back for Angela Bartlett to tap home.

Karen Barlow in goal persisted to keep the opposition at bay until a short corner was awarded, which Wellingborough converted.

Daventry scored their fifth with Angela Bartlett completing her hat-trick. They saved the best until last when Mandy Thompson found Hayley Frost. Her cross field ball set off player of the match Alex Meek who finished with a rocket shot into the corner.