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Villa inflict first home loss on Hornets in three...

Ladies: Watford 0-2 Aston Villa

Watford Ladies fell to a first home defeat in three matches when they were beaten 2-0 by Aston Villa Ladies at Berkhamsted Town FC on Sunday (July 24).

Lauren Jordinson made her Hornets debut after her recent switch from Durham Women and it was the Golden Girls who dominated much of the opening exchanges. 

However they were unable to find a way past Grace Moloney in the Villa goal and were also denied by the woodwork in the first half. 

It was Villa who grabbed the advantage in the last 10 minutes of the opening period as first Beth Merrick and then a fine curling effort from Tasha Baptiste gave the visitors a two-goal advantage, albeit against the run of play. 

The second-half was a more even affair and Lucy Gillett in the Watford goal made a couple of fine saves to keep her side in touch, but they just couldn't find the breakthough to set up a grandstand finish as they have done in previous matches at Berkhamsted this season. 

Next for the Golden Girls is the long trip to the north-east to face Durham Women on Sunday (July 31, 12noon KO) at New Ferens Park. 

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