Charlie Wilson-Blakely was on top form, netting two goals in Chichester City Ladies impressive 4-0 victory over West Ham United Ladies in an exciting FAWPL Southern Premier Division clash yesterday.
A goal each from Cherelle Khassal and Jade Widdows ensured the hosts delivered a thrilling spectacle at Oaklands Park.
This electrifying win will boost Chichester’s confidence as they travel away to south-coast rivals Portsmouth on Wednesday, in their first competitive match against each other. They then host Lewes on Sunday.
The Hammers caused problems immediately with some confident passing and multiple opportunities, that ultimately came to nothing. Emma Alexandre and Tiffany Taylor denied any chance of an early goal with some solid defensive work.
After a lacklustre first half, Chi were straight out of the gates with a goal from Khassal. Forcing the keeper into clearing her lines straight into the back of Khassal, who was able react and slot home the opener.
Wilson-Blakely doubled the lead with a fine effort from distance that sailed over the keeper into the back of the net. She then secured her second of the game with another superb effort, this time a half volley that flew past the keeper.
After threatening West Ham’s defence with some good searching balls, super sub Widdows added the final blow with a hard-driven strike from the edge of the box.
In the next two fixtures Chichester will face the two teams that are currently either side of them in the league, seventh-place Portsmouth and fifth-place Lewes.
CCLFC: Sadie Wilson-Blakely, Charley Wilson-Blakely, Kerrie Ryan, Laura Ingram, Chloe Tucker, Cherelle Khassal, Emma Alexandre, Tiffany Taylor, Jess Lewry, Lauren Cheshire and Jenna Fowlie. SUBS: Poppy Shine, Holly Wride, Jade Widdows, Alex Collingham, Gemma Simmonds.
Meanwhile, the club’s development squad won 3-1 against Bexhill United Ladies with goals from Teri Foster, Lucy Cook and Loulou Robson.
The U13s drew 0-0 with Withdean Youth, the U13s lost 4-0 to Crawley United and the U16s lost 1-2 to Eastbourne Borough – Holly Heffron with the goal.
With thanks to Alan Price.