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Ladies: AFC Bournemouth crowned champions of Hampshire Division Two

Posted: Mon 25 Apr 2016

AFC Bournemouth entered the penultimate game of the season against QK Southampton knowing that a win would secure them the Hampshire Women’s Division Two title.

The last league meeting between the two sides resulted in an AFC Bournemouth win, with a hat-trick from Mosley and single contribution from Newton. 

The Cherries were quick off the mark with their attacking style of play starting as soon as the game kicked off. The Cherries pushed their way forward to allow Taylor and Ormesher to have early shots on goal. 

QK Southampton broke from the counter-attack, where they took the lead. An excellent shot from outside the area flew high into the top of the net to give the visitors a one-goal advantage. 

Bournemouth continued to work hard after the restart, with efforts from Taylor, Mosley, Ormesher and Humphries all being denied by the QK goalkeeper, who was fantastic throughout the match. 

It was Humphries who did eventually net first for the Cherries, as she capitalised on Ormesher’s rebounded shot, however it was deemed offside. 

The Cherries, although disappointed by this, were quick to continue their advances on the QK Southampton goal. Humphries netted a rebounded shot from Taylor into an open goal, as the goalkeeper had been forced off her line to make the initial save, to level the game for the home side. 

The equaliser calmed down the Bournemouth team, who had become frustrated by the strong QK Southampton back four, who were denying them from playing their normal free-flowing football.

In much similar fashion to their first, AFC Bournemouth’s second goal came from the goalkeeper being pulled off her line. Ormesher attacked from the right, forcing the goalkeeper to leave her line, leaving the goal open for Taylor to smash home the loose ball. 

Excellent link up play between Humphries, Flynn and Taylor, allowed Taylor the space to travel with the ball down the left wing, where she crossed the ball for Mosley to neatly slot home, for Bournemouth’s fourth and final goal. 

The game was by no means over, as Bournemouth looked to continue adding to their goal tally for the day. 

The addition of Lewns and Trim changed the structure of the Bournemouth team, allowing them make more forward runs, however they were unable to add any more to their tally for the day. 

“After going one down the girls showed what they are capable of achieving.” commented manager Vince Taylor. 

“I am so proud of the whole squad both on and off the field this season.

"They have been brilliant all season and totally deserve to now be crowned champions."

The win sees AFC Bournemouth secure back-to-back league titles and promotion to Hampshire Division One with one game to spare.
AFC Bournemouth's development squad also secured promotion last weekend. You can read the report here.