MATCH REPORT: Crawley Wasps 3 Fulham Foundation 1

Crawley Wasps hit back after falling behind early on to beat Fulham Foundation 3-1 on Sunday and remain third in the London & South East Premier Division.

The visitors took the lead in the seventh minute with a lob from distance, but Wasps levelled almost immediately through Nicholle Smith’s emphatic finish.

And they were in front on 20 minutes when Suzanne Davies released Roseanne Fine in the left-hand channel and she clipped the ball over the keeper from a wide angle.

Opportunities continued to flow for Paul Walker’s side in the first half, the best falling to Davies who beat the keeper to a lofted ball but hit the inside of the far post.

Any concerns over their wasted chances were allayed with a stunning strike seven minutes after the break from midfielder Danielle Boyd, who turned 25 yards out and fired home a fierce shot.

Fine then struck the bar after good work from Smith, and substitute Shinih Tuazon went close on several occasions, including a header just wide from Fine’s cross.

Natalie Stephenson had very little to do in goal during a second half which Wasps entirely dominated, but she did make an important save late on.

Gemma Villette was named the Thales player of the match for a strong performance at right-back and right midfield.

Wasps: Stephenson; Villette, Duncan, Walker, Ward; Elphick; N. Smith, Boyd, Dunt, Davies; Fine. Subs: Porter, Tuazon.


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