THE low winter sun and cold playing conditions at St George’s Park did not prevent Burton Albion Ladies starting 2014 where they left off last year, by easing to league victory over a weakened Tamebridge Ladies side on Sunday.
The Brewers scored seven goals in the first half of the game, with strikes from Amie Savva (3), Niamh Deasy (2), Ruby Hallam and Sarah Levitt.
Tamebridge rallied towards the end of the first period, scoring two goals within four minutes, which made the scoreline going into the break 7-2.
Five half-time substitutions – coupled with a different playing formation – ensured that the management team were able to give all players valuable minutes on the pitch ahead of next week’s top of the table clash with Brereton Town.
And the half-time changes made little difference to the outcome of the game as Burton scored a further eight goals without reply, courtesy of Amber Lawrence (3), Deasy (2), Levitt (2) and Savva, to secure another important three points towards their hopes of promotion.
The Brewers Ladies continue their fine form in front of goal, averaging nearly six goals per game.
This coupled, with their mean defence this term are making them a very difficult proposition for any opponent.
Their goal tally stands at 71 one from 12 games, with only 16 having been conceded.
Next Sunday sees the Ladies play host to leaders Brereton at St George’s Park, kick-off 2pm.