Win lifts Yeovil Town Ladies to third in table
Grace Rapp’s double fired Yeovil Town Ladies to a 3-0 victory over Gillingham, lifting them to third in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division.
Laura Bray set the Glovers on their way after 17 minutes at Wells City’s Athletics Ground, bursting in from the right wing to drill home Justine Lorton’s cross.
Bray’s header moments later created a two-goal cushion before she nodded in again after the interval to put the result beyond doubt.
Proud joint manager Nigel Williams said: “It was an excellent result. Sarah (Lawler) and I are delighted to have got three more points on the board with the team playing well, having kept to the game plan.
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“We were confident with this plan. However, we knew Gillingham were a strong side and the formation that they play could catch us out if we were not on top of our game.
“As expected Gillingham came out all guns blazing and they were putting a lot of pressure on us for a good ten minutes.
“I wanted the players to get hold of the ball and settle by keeping possession and start playing to their strengths.
“As the first half went on we became stronger, and as we had asked the girls to do they were getting in around the back of the full back. Both right and left wings were playing as we wanted, and some great deliveries saw us come close a couple of times.
“I have said before that in games in this league you may only get a few chances to win. Today we took our chances. We played as a team, we worked as a unit to control where Gillingham should play the ball.
“But the most pleasing part of our game for me was the way in which we played the game out. This result has seen us climb the league, but we still want more and will aim high. We have the ability and the squad is talented.”
Yeovil are in Premier League Cup action on Sunday when they travel to Portsmouth.