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Leverington Ladies played out a high-scoring draw with Newmarket Ladies Development




Leverington Ladies played out an entertaining 3-3 draw when they travelled to face a Newmarket Ladies Development side at the weekend.

The ladies made the trip with several key players missing, with goalkeeper Kyra Portugal a notable absentee.

However, they managed to come away with a well deserved point - and were perhaps unlucky to have not taken all three.

The home side kicked things off and started brightly on a very fast artificial pitch, forcing stand-in keeper Jasmin Anderson Franklin into the first of many excellent stops.

With Leverington struggling to get to grips with the speed of the pitch and pace of passing, the Newmarket took the lead.

Captain Sophie Swinden led by example, equalising when she expertly volleyed home a cross from Katie Garner.

Leverington Ladies vs Newmarket Ladies Development (51895075)
Leverington Ladies vs Newmarket Ladies Development (51895075)

However, Leverington again fell behind almost instantly when a clever through ball left a Newmarket striker clean through on goal.

She made no mistake with the opportunity and gave the hosts a 2-1 lead at the break.

Leverington came out for the second half with a much-improved showing, and immediately pushed the home team back.

It wasn't long before Swinden again levelled the scores, skipping around the keeper after being played in by Shushannah Feast.

Once again, Newmarket regained their lead though shortly after wards with a clinical finish.

The final 25 minutes were played almost entirely in the home team's half, with Leverington piling on the pressure.

Swinden completed her hat-trick with a fine strike into the top corner after another good pass from Feast, and the Newmarket goalkeeper was forced to make a great save from the returning Chloe Stanborough in the final minutes to keep the scoreline level.



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