Carlton Park 7 Grasshoppers 0

SHA Premier DivisionCarlton Park 7 Grasshoppers 0 Carlton park swept aside Grasshoppers to move within six points of the top.Park started the half very determined to get an early grip of the game.

SHA Premier Division

Carlton Park 7 Grasshoppers 0

Carlton park swept aside Grasshoppers to move within six points of the top.

Park started the half very determined to get an early grip of the game. The hosts moved the ball well in midfield and some excellent running by Emma Tuckwell and Justine Howe put pressure on the visitor's defence. The breakthrough came from a penalty corner when a strike by Denise Manning was guided in on the left post by Vicky Le Fanu.


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Park quickly added their second when a cross by Tracy Abraham was converted over the line by Vicky Le Fanu, this time on the right post.

Park continued to dominate the game and the defence were allowed to push up to feed the attacking forwards. The third goal came from a strike by Sarah Whatling that took a deflection off Denise Manning which slipped the ball under the advancing goalie's feet.

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Immediately from the re-start Tracy Abraham hassled the visitor's midfield, won the ball and provided an excellent cross for Roo Mackie who finished with an awesome strike that finished in the top of the net.

The second half saw Park continue their control of the match and some persistent work by Tracy Abraham saw her add her name to the score sheet. Vicky Le Fanu then added her third after a goal mouth scramble.

Park finished the scoring when Tracy Abraham drove the ball into the 'D' and scored with a good angled strike. Park's goalkeeper Karen Fletcher managed to keep a clean sheet when she saved excellently from a strike, while Kerry Whatling also assisted by clearing off the line.

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