UNLUCKY Georgeham Ladies bowed out of the Devon Women's League Cup after crashing to a narrow defeat against lower league Lipson United on Sunday. The unbeaten Division Two side have only picked the ball out of the net twice this season and have their sig
UNLUCKY Georgeham Ladies bowed out of the Devon Women's League Cup after crashing to a narrow defeat against lower league Lipson United on Sunday.The unbeaten Division Two side have only picked the ball out of the net twice this season and have their sights firmly set on joining the Hammers in Division One, leading the way with an unrivalled 82 goals.But on Sunday, Georgeham took them all the way in a semi-final that they dominated from start to finish.Manager Tim Pugsley told the Gazette that the game was lost during a "mad five minutes", just before half time.A cross from midfield somehow looped in with the wind over the keeper's head. Three minutes later, the large home crowed were stunned as a rare defensive mistake saw the Newton Abbot side go 2-0 up after hardly touching the ball.When Keely Druce reduced the deficit just before half time, things looked ominous for the visitors."The second half was virtually all one-way and our keeper only had one shot to save," said Tim."It looked like only a matter of time before we would level but with time slipping away and the hail stones hammering down, things were looking bleak."We had a handball in the box turned down and the final straw came when winger and birthday girl Fiona Marks was flattened inside the box.""The referee only gave a free-kick on the edge of the box and we could sense that it wasn't to be."We were bitterly disappointed to be out of the cup but I was pleased with my team's commitment and with the way they didn't give up in such awful weather conditions."In the Premier Division, Bideford Ladies were beaten 2-0 at home to the University of Plymouth. Division Two club Torridgeside beat Tavistock 4-2.