Romsey 1s made it 8 wins from 10 matches with a hard fought win over Southampton 2s. They took the lead early in the first half as Bethan Knight fired a searching pass to find Kate Olingschlaeger in the circle. Her cross found Erica Jenner whose shot on goal was helped over the line by Emma Beeching.
Having held this lead over the half time break, Romsey piled on the pressure in the second half with the majority of the game being played in Southampton’s half. An Abby James run from midfield made the second goal when her forward pass found Kate in front of the keeper, and she found the net with a clever deflection on her reverse stick.
The last quarter of an hour saw Romsey giving away too much possession, allowing Southampton to open their scoring from a well worked short corner.
For Romsey, it wasn’t always pretty, but they’ll take another 3 points, and have climbed to joint second in the league.
Next week’s match will be nail biter, playing New Forest who share their second place.