Reds draw with the Gills

Langford Ladies produced a laboured performance to surrender a two-goal lead in sharing the points at Gillingham. Played on a tired pitch with a strong wind, the match was low on quality. Laveena Betts hit the opening goal on 16 minutes with a superb 25-y

Langford Ladies produced a laboured performance to surrender a two-goal lead in sharing the points at Gillingham.

Played on a tired pitch with a strong wind, the match was low on quality.

Laveena Betts hit the opening goal on 16 minutes with a superb 25-yard free-kick which found the top corner.

Gillingham found kicking into the wind no easier and rarely put Verity Crook in goal under any pressure as the half ended.

The second half was five minutes old when Betts extended the lead with a cool finish as she slotted home when through on the Gills keeper.

A succession of free-kicks were awarded and from one of these, Gillingham swung the ball into the six-yard box. Crook's indecision spread to the defence and under little pressure the home side pulled one back.

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Langford then started to look tired and with 10 minutes left on the clock, a lofted pass caused more uncertainty at the back, with a forward reacting quickest to beat Crook and level.

Crook redeemed for her earlier error in the last couple of minutes with a good block.

Langford now have a county cup final date with Bedford Belles on Sunday, April 15.

Lightning struck twice as Arlesey Town Ladies were beaten 4-1 by Cambridge Rangers. It was an identical scoreline to Arlesey's first match of the season back in September.

After dominating the first 20 minutes, Arlesey relaxed and Rangers went ahead on the half hour from a great strike.

Rangers scored twice more after the break before Arlesey grabbed one back through a Sarah Tayler free-kick.

Right at the end of the match, Rangers got a fourth from a miskick rolled in.

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