Another week and another loss for Chester-le-Street Town Ladies as the visitors, Chorley, won 3 nil.
The game started very competitively with neither team having any real chance at goal they played in the very wet conditions.
Chorley were able to have a shot at goal at around the 20 minute mark but the shot was blocked by Brogan Prudhoe which allowed Stephanie Jones to pick it up.
Shortly after Chester were on the attack themselves as Nichole Havery got herself into a good position for a shot but it was directly at Chorley’s keeper.
25 minutes and Chorley were again on the offence having another shot at goal which Stephanie Jones dealt with by a fantastic outstretched diving save which kept the score level.
Chester had a few opportunities to go ahead when they had two corners straight after each other, they kept the ball within Chorley’s 18 yard box applying pressure to their defenders but the ball was eventually cleared.
On 40 minutes the best cross of the half came from Shannon Etherington who was about 35 yards down on the right wing and her cross got into the 6 yard box, Nichole Havery headed the ball into the back of the net. It was a great finish but the linesman had deemed Nichole to have been offside, very few appeared to agree with the decision.
After a very evenly matched first half both teams go into the break with the score at 0-0.
Chester started off strongly in the early stages of the second half with Nichole Havery and Lizzie Thompson-Clarke linking up a couple of runs.
Stephanie Jones continued in the second half as she was did in the first saving shots from close range.
60 minutes and Chorley break the deadlock with a goal scored by Sophie Rotherham. Unlike Chester’s goal in the first half that had been ruled out for offside Chorley’s was deemed to be onside.
72 minutes and Rotherham scores again this time with a header from a cross, there seemed to be no-one marking her.
Hat-trick, Sophie Rotherham got her third on 80 minutes. Five minutes later Chester had an opportunity to get a consolation goal as Shannon Etherington was fouled just outside the 18 yard box. Nichole Havery took the free kick but it didn’t seem to have much power behind it and Chorley’s keeper, Rachel Darbyshire was able to save it.
Next up for the Cestrian’s is Doncaster Rovers Belles in the FA Cup (second round qualifying) at Moor Park kick off 2pm