Disappointing defeat for Ashington Town Ladies

Ashington Town Ladies slipped to a disappointing defeat in Cumbria on Sunday against Carlisle-based Crown Newlaites.

The hosts took a 30th minute lead through Simpson with Currie adding a second on the stroke of half-time.

Danni Hooker scored with a stunning shot from 30 yards as Ashington came out fighting in the second half and had chances to equalise, but Crown went 3-1 ahead on 70 minutes when Stevenson was on target.

Worse was to follow as Jenkinson gave away a penalty, which was brilliantly saved by Johnston, but Sisson stroked in the rebound.

Townsend’s shot was then dropped by the home keeper and the ball rolled over the line to make the final scoreline 4-2.

Ashington Town Ladies: Johnston, Ginger, Grahamslaw, Townsend, Laughton, Crook, Wright, Tighe, Taylor, Hooker, Young. Subs Blake, Jenkinson, Evans.