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Match report: AFC Bournemouth 14 - 0 AFC Petersfield - Ladies dev. squad secure promotion in style

Posted: Tue 19 Apr 2016

AFC Bournemouth Ladies development squad secured promotion into the Hampshire Division 2 after an emphatic 14-0 win over AFC Petersfield.

The win also meant that the Ladies retained their unbeaten home status as seven goals in each half made sure of a memorable day for the Cherries.

didn’t take long for the Cherries to open the scoring, as Eden netted the rebound from Harris’ early attack. This goal really broke the deadlock for the Cherries as they went on to triple their lead with contributions from Tape and Harris.  Davis added a forth, inside the twenty minute mark, with an excellent solo run past three Petersfield defenders to slot the ball into the bottom corner. 

The Cherries continued to add to their lead, as Eden and Harris netted again. Holzer was quick to make her mark on the game, after entering the pitch 35 minutes into the first half. Firstly, playing a clever through ball to Harris for Bournemouth’s sixth goal, before going on to smash the ball into the top corner of the net on the stroke of half time.

Despite going behind during the first half, AFC Petersfield continued to work hard during the second half to try reduce the deficit. Their early second-half determination denied AFC Bournemouth from creating too many chances throughout the opening stages of the second half, however they were able to get back to the form they displayed throughout the first part of the game. 

Chloe Tape drilled her third goal of the season, which helped spur AFC Bournemouth Ladies on, and soon after Harris completed her hat-trick. The goals continued for the Cherries, as Danni added her name to the score sheet, after capitalising on a Petersfield defensive error. 

Despite Petersfield’s best efforts they were struggling to deny the constant threat from the hosts. Fantastic efforts from Holzer and Eden flew over the top of the goalkeeper to hit the back of the net, and extend AFC Bournemouth’s lead to 12.

From here the game really slowed down, with fifteen minutes left to play, Russell competed her second half hat-trick, finishing the game with a neat ball slotted into the bottom corner of the net. 

"The players performed fantastically well today and the score line was a testament to their hard work throughout the season," AFC Bournemouth Ladies Development Squad Manager, Matt Divine said.

"The players have performed brilliantly at home all season, and they deserve credit after remaining unbeaten throughout.

"Gaining promotion to the second division in our maiden season is something they should all be extremely proud of."