Ladies see off Uni challenge

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ASHINGTON Ladies made it 21 league wins in a row as they defeated fifth place Newcastle University in a hard fought match after coming from behind to win 5-2.

Stacey Naples put Ashington in front on eight minutes with a shot from inside the box, but two goals by Lizzie Campbell put the visitors into a shock half-time lead.

The home side came out in the second half and attacked from the start with several chances going begging before Naples equalised on 65 minutes with a 20-yard chip.

Minutes later, Kristie Fenwick went on a mazy run across the box and slotted home to make it 3-2, then Danni Clasper and Fenwick both missed good chances when put through.

Naples completed her hat-trick with a powerful shot from outside the box then Jess Hooper stabbed home right at the death.

Ashington Ladies: Powell, Caldow, Ginger, Hooper, Fenwick, Latto, Murphy, Jobson, Naples, Tighe, Clasper. Sub: Sayer

On Sunday the Ladies are in the final of the League Cup where they will take on the winners of Tuesday night’s semi-final clash between Forest Hall and Cramlington Juniors.

The final is at Woodhorn Lane with a 2pm kick-off.

A spokesperson for the Angels said: “We are hoping for a good turn out from the public for what could be a really good end to the season as we start our quest for what could be a league and cup double.”