Ladies edged out by Millwall

It was family fun day at Berkhamsted Town on Sunday as Watford Ladies hosted Millwall Lionesses in the FA WSL2.

Over 400 supporters enjoyed a hard fought encounter that Millwall edged 2-1 in the sunshine and showers at Broadwater.

The Golden Girls, resplendent in their new Dryworld kit for the first time, fell behind early on when Ashlee Hincks tucked a rebound home after Amber Gaylor's effort had come back of the post. 

Millwall had the better of the first half and Lucy Gillett had to be alert on a couple of occasions to deny the Lionesses a second goal.

Watford Ladies were much brighter, as was the weather, after the break and Phoebe Read was inches away from equalising before captain Anneka Nuttall's free-kick was headed home by Anne-Laure Davy to level things up on 53 minutes. 

But the visitors went back in front just eight minutes later when Lucy Loomes fired in off the far post from 15 yards after picking up a loose ball in the Watford half.

Despite plenty of pressure as the clock ticked down, a Watford equaliser proved elusive and Millwall held on to claim all three points.

Golden Girls skipper Nuttall said afterwards:

We've had a break, we've come back and everyone is fighting now and we didn't deserve that result today, we really didn't.

"It's unlucky but we can't do anything about it now. We now have another week without a game so we need to prepare for the next game and start picking up some points."

Look out for a full feature on the Ladies' family fun day this week here at watfordfc.com

First Team 27/08/2016

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