4th XI 08/10/16 v Barton

Barton 2 – 0 Stafford

Stafford ladies 4th team dropped to 2nd position in their division with a 2-0 loss away to Barton 2nd team.

Stafford took a while to settle into the match with the midfield and defence being continually challenged over the first five minutes. They seemed to find their stride after this with some lovely runs through midfield by Sarah Turner and Lisa Cooke, feeding the ball into the circle but just falling short of a goal on a few occasions. Stafford fell 1-0 down in the dying minutes of the first half from a quick Barton break.

After a motivating half time talk Stafford came out fighting and play remained even throughout the second half with Izzy Varga and Yasmin Ranu showing great movement on and off the ball. Despite the teams efforts Stafford conceded another goal in the last few minutes of the match.