Davis double helps Women to victory
Two strikes from Emma Davis ensured that AFC Bournemouth stayed top of the Southern Region Women's Premier League.
The Cherries ran out 2-0 winners over Winchester City Flyers this afternoon, with both goals coming late on in what was a closely contested game.
Steve Cuss' side started strongly, with numerous chances in the opening stages, as Becky Miles forced a good save out of the visiting 'keeper from close range, before Larissa White couldn't quite get on the end of an Erin Thickett cross.
Davis then tried her luck from range, but it was collected by the opposing shot-stopper with ease, while Hannah Bennett couldn't quite direct her free-kick on target.
It would be Bennett who then had the best opportunity of the game just three minutes after half-time, as a handball by the Winchester defender saw the referee point straight to the spot.
The captain stepped up, but didn't find the target as the ball went narrowly over the crossbar with plenty of pace behind it.
Patience was key for the Cherries, who were finally rewarded for their dominance in possession, as the break-through came with seven minutes to go.
Davis latched on to a delightful through-ball, rounded the 'keeper and curled a shot into the top left-hand corner from an incredibly tight angle.
It wasn't to be the end of the drama, however, with Thickett having her effort ruled out for offside just moments later.
AFC Bournemouth kept pushing and, with a minute left on the clock, Davis had her second.
An elegant low finish past the Winchester 'keeper put the game to bed, after she had held her run to perfection once again.
The win sees the Cherries make it six out of six in the league and they top the table with 18 points.
Next up is a trip to Ascot United on Sunday, with kick-off 2pm at the Racecourse Ground.