MATCH REPORT: Stevenage 2 Crawley Wasps 7

Defender Charlotte Young was named player of the match at Stevenage by Simon Wallace, from sponsors Bunaken Oasis Dive Resort.

Crawley Wasps’ prolific start to their first FA Women’s National League campaign continued on Sunday with a 7-2 victory at Stevenage.

It means Wasps have now won their opening five league games in Division One South East, scoring 24 goals in the process.

Having beaten Norwich 6-0 and AFC Wimbledon 5-2 in the previous few days, Wasps’ latest rout was started by Sian Heather as they raced into a 4-1 lead by half-time.

Kemina Webber fired in on the turn, via the under side of the bar, to double the visitors’ advantage before Faye Rabson pounced on a stray ball in a crowded box and slotted home.

Megan Stow then finished an excellent move after making an intelligent run through the defence, with Nicole Emmings pulling one back for the hosts.

Sian Heather was particularly impressive in the first half at Stevenage (Picture: @laythy29 on Twitter)

Stow grabbed the fifth shortly after the break, while substitute Suzanne Davies fired into the top corner following an exchange of passing with Webber.

Wasps skipper Naomi Cole added the seventh, although Emmings reduced the damage for Stevenage slightly late on.

“We spurned several chances before we scored our first goal,” manager Paul Walker said.

“Sometimes we over-played in the final third but we kept the ball well and played some nice football.”

Wasps are in Women’s FA Cup action this Sunday (September 23) away to league rivals Denham United.

Wasps: Gibbs; Niamh Stephenson (Measures 18), James, Young, Palmer; Carter, Cole; Heather, Stow (Drury 60), Rabson (Davies 55); Webber.

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