BURTON Albion Ladies were crowned Staffordshire County Women’s Football League champions after a 4-0 win over Brereton Town on Sunday.
The Brewers Ladies arrived at their fellow promotion hopefuls knowing that three points would see them lift the title, and went about their task with ease, as goals from Ruby Hallam, Sarah Levitt, Michelle Kilmartin and Darcie Sanders secured victory.
Manager Adam Smallman said: “I’m delighted for the players and everyone at the football club.
“We now have two games to go and we have set the girls the target of winning the last two games and building on our 19 game unbeaten run in the league.
“It’s been a long season but days like today are ones that stick long in the memories.”
The Ladies started excellently pressing Brereton all over the pitch and took the lead on two minutes when an Amie Savva through ball set Ruby Hallam away and in the clear to calmly slot the ball past the home side’s keeper.
The first half continued with numerous chances going begging with Savva, Hallam, Levitt and Michelle Beck unlucky not to add the scoreline until the 30th minute, when the ball broke to Michelle Beck, who ran the channel and centred for Levitt, who was then taken down by the keeper and the referee pointed to the spot.
Levitt stepped up herself and calmly slotted the ball into the corner of the net to seal her 29th goal of the season to date.
Second-half strikes from Kilmartin on 78 minutes and Sanders (82mins) sealed a comfortable 4-0 victory, sparking scenes of delight at the final whistle.
The ladies will now head to the West Midlands Women’s Regional League next season and will be looking to build on this campaign and challenge for the title again next year.
The Ladies are looking for sponsors for the forthcoming season.
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