STRONG winds made for very difficult playing conditions once again at St George’s Park, but this did not stop Burton Albion Ladies from reaching double figures once more, nor from keeping a valuable clean sheet.
A first half brace of goals from the ever-reliable Sarah Levitt on seven and 17 minutes, and an Amie Savva hat-trick on nine, 12 and 35 minutes, ensured that Albion went into the break with a more than comfortable 5-0 lead.
Five second-half substitutions coupled with a different playing formation, ensured that the Brewers were able to rotate the players available to them and also give valuable playing time to players recovering from injury and lay-offs ahead of next week’s scheduled match against third-placed Newcastle Ladies.
The second-half changes did little to alter the final outcome of the game as Burton scored a further five goals without reply, courtesy of Ruby Hallam (pictured) on the hour mark, Savva adding her fourth of the afternoon on 63 minutes and Niamh Deasy netting on 78 and 87 minutes.
The highlight of the game, however, came on 76 minutes when debutant Darcie Sanders latched onto a through ball on the left hand edge of the penalty area, before unleashing a 25-yard thunderbolt of a strike.
While the Brewers Ladies’ strike force continue their fine form in front of goal, credit must also go to their midfield players, defenders and goalkeeper.
Albion currently lie second in the table with four games in hand over the leaders.
The Brewers Ladies are also recruiting for next season at all age groups.
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