Chapple double fires Aylesbury to win

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Aylesbury ladies backed up their impressive performance against league leaders Buckingham last week with a 3-1 victory away at Bracknell.

The visitors began badly, however, and fell behind early on when Bracknell took advantage of a defensive error.

Despite conceding the goal early on, Aylesbury put pressure on the home defence before Chloe Bank’s interception led to an Aylesbury counter-attack, from which Natasha James picked out Player of the Match Meg Chapple, who surged forward and slotted the ball home to level at 1-1.

The momentum was now with Aylesbury and a clever run by Sam Shopland-Reed ended with Chapple steering Eliza Firth’s shot into the net to give her side the lead with five minutes of the half to play.

There was time for another Aylesbury goal courtesy of striker Angela Dickson, as she deflected Lucy Potts’ strike off the goalkeeper and into the net.

Aylesbury came under pressure in the second half, but some excellent defending and goalkeeping from Jade Hedger helped the visitors hold onto their 3-1 lead until full-time.

Aylesbury face a double-header this week. First they play Bicester on Saturday followed by a trip to Oxford on Sunday.