07:30PM, Thursday 12 April 2018
Maidenhead United Ladies managed to find a venue for Sunday’s game against league leaders Southampton Women, but might have wished they hadn’t after falling to a 10-0 defeat.
There was some doubt as to whether Sunday’s contest would go ahead, with the Maidenhead United ground-staff at York Road protecting the pitch for three successive first team home matches.
But, an alternative venue was found for the clash, and it was clearly to Southampton’s liking as they comfortably maintained their 100 per cent league record this season, and sent the Magpies spiralling to their 10th defeat of the campaign.
Emma Pinner netted four times, while Chelsie Hay added a hat-trick for the rampant visitors. Lavinia Nkomo found the net twice and Philippa Holden was also on target as the hosts crumbled to one of their heaviest defeats of the campaign.
United’s campaign has fallen apart in recent weeks, after a promising period in the early months of the year saw them record four wins from five matches. Since then though they’ve capitulated to an 11-0 defeat against Keynsham Town and been beaten 3-0 and 10-0 respectively by Southampton Women. The Saints look set to wrap up the league title, however, they could still be caught by Plymouth Argyle Ladies who have won all 11 of their matches to date.
Maidenhead will lick their wounds and attempt to get back to winning ways when they visit bottom of the table Brislington Ladies on Sunday.
United remain seventh after Sunday’s defeat, but now have the second worst goal difference in South West Division 1.
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