Women's Football News

 
 
Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
Sowden warms frozen Bees
 Women's Football News 16 Jan 2012
 
Sowden warms frozen Bees - 16 Jan 2012 - Women's Football NewsBarnet 1 Cardiff City 0
Barnet struck late to secure three points in the only Premier League match to beat the weather when an 86th minute Stacey Sowden goal proved decisive against Cardiff City in a tight contest at Underhill. 
 
The home team had created the majority of chances throughout the match but it seemed destined to end goalless until the Bees prolific striker was sent clear by a fine pass from substitute Renata Inniss and smashed the ball high into the net from ten yards.

The main worry about the pitch was the goalmouth in the shadow of the covered Family Stand end, but a lot of work by ground staff rendered it playable. It is easy to see how Cardiff have scored and conceded so few goals since their return to the National Division this season, as they defended solidly, after one early lapse, but rarely threatened the Bees goal.
 
They were caught out early on when Emma Davies beat the last defender to a through ball, but the winger's 15-yard shot from the centre of the goal struck the base of a post on six minutes. From then on, Barnet were restricted to long range efforts, a Cheryl Wiliams free kick and an Abbie Prosser effort both flying wide of Rhian Nokes' goal. Barnet keeper Cherie Rowlands was quickly off her line to kick clear a dangerous bouncing ball on 21 minutes but was rarely troubled otherwise.
 
Nokes then made a fine diving save low to her right from a dipping shot from Prosser on 35 minutes. Sowden was always looking for openings but her best chance was snuffed out by excellent defending from Terri Beddows to keep the scores level at the break.

Sowden twice threatened to break the deadlock as Barnet attacked down the Underhill slope in the second half. firing wide then being crowded out close to goal. The visitors then had their best spell of the match, forcing a couple of corners and creating a good chance for Amie Lea, who broke free centrally but shot straight at Rowlands on 65 minutes.
 
Sowden was foiled by another good Nokes save on 71 minutes as the Welsh international turned her powerful shot wide from close range..Williams drove a free kick from wide right inches past the far post as Barnet continued to press. The introduction of Inniss gave a fresh impetus to the Bees, the young forward shooting wide after weaving a path through the defence.
 
Lea shot wide for the Bluebirds on 84 minutes but it was Barnet who clinched the result two minutes later. Inniss made progress on the right and curled a precise pass beyond the last defender to Sowden, who controlled and set herself to drive the ball past the advancing Nokes. Barnet saw out the remaining minutes fairly comfortably to cement a win which takes them up into fourth place.

Owing to international call ups and Welsh Cup commitments, Cardiff still have seven matches left including home and away fixtures against the top two in the League. They will still be playing League matches in mid-April but will expect to have secured their National Division place well before then. Barnet have avoided last season's struggle to stay up and have three Cup campaigns to attack in the coming weeks.
 
Barnet: Cherie Rowlands, Hannah Short, Sally Wade, Abbie Prosser, Leanne Reidy, Alex Keown, Danielle Murphy, Stacey Sowden, Jess Trimnell, Emma Davies, Cheryl Williams. Subs: Sue Kumaning, Gemma Rudman, Jade Dempster, Renata Inniss.

Cardiff City: Rhian Nokes, Amie Lea, Lauren Townsend, Terri Beddows, Nicola Cousins, Kayleigh Green, Nia Jones, Zoe Atkins, Stephanie Williams, Danielle Broadhurst, Ellie Smith.Subs: Bethan Lloyd, Lauren Price, Eleanor Davies, Annie Pritchard.
 
 
(Report by Patrick Higgins)

 
 back to TOP
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)