Chesham United Ladies (2) – QPR FC Women (2) 

FA Women’s National League Division One (South-East) 

Team: Francis-Pownall, Carolan, Searle, Hill, Lewin, Hennessy, Ward-Chambers, Akerman, Curr, Stanley, Nygaard-Parsons 

Subs: Shephard, Rogers, Salah 

After meeting up with Sammy, we headed on to Harrow-on-the-Hill Underground Station before continuing our journey to the Meadow Stadium. 

Following a dangerous cross from the right, Emily Hill headed the ball behind. From the resulting corner, Mya Francis-Pownall stopped the first attempt, but Ellie Doerr was well placed to finish. 

At the other end, Courtnay Ward-Chambers chipped the ball just past the upright. 

Rangers equalised after 19 minutes following a free kick, when Ward-Chambers belted the ball into the net. 

As the R’s looked to take the lead, Emilia Nygaard-Parsons’ low drive from just outside the box was held by the keeper. QPR finished the first-half much the better side, but at half-time it remained all-square.

Chesham took the lead 10 minutes after the interval. Gemma Fraser’s spectacular 25-yard lofted shot hit the underside of the crossbar before crossing the line.  

Ellie Searle’s excellent run took her to the bye-line and her cross into the box just evaded a team-mate’s connection. 

Rangers had the ball in the net, but it was ruled out for offside. Then, Grace Stanley broke away and her lob ended up wide of the target. 

Steve Quashie introduced Dahlia Salah at the expense of Katie Akerman. 

With about four minutes remaining, Grace Stanley scored a deserved equaliser after the R’s striker had turned and fired the ball past the keeper.  

Grace Stanley almost gave Rangers the lead after she had turned the keeper. Her knock towards goal was well intercepted close to the goal-line and the ball ended up going behind for a corner. 

Grace Shephard and Ellie Rogers were also brought on during the second-half. 

A good turnout of R’s fans in the attendance of around 100. 

Steve Russell

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