Forest make it two wins from two at home to Springfields

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Pendle Forest made it two wins from two against Springfields.

Forest were off to a great start and pressed the opposition into their own half for the first 20 minutes of the game.

During this, Olivia Bythell started off the scoring. She had time on the ball at a short corner and carefully struck the ball, beating the keeper into the botton left corner of the goal.

The second goal came from Karen Wignall, who touched the ball over the line after a cross from Cathy Waters

Forest took their foot off the pedal up to half-time, and Springfields capitalised with a breakaway goal, crossed to the far post then touched in from a rebound.

Forest began to dominate the play after the break, and an influential reverse stick pass by Hayley Baines straight into the path of Sam Parker led to a third goal.

Springfields fought back with another breakaway goal in open play, but Forest sealed the win with a fourth from captain Waters with a strike from the top of the D from a short corner.

The first team play away at Formby tomorrow.

Forest’s third string were a poor second to Clitheroe in a top of the table clash.

When one of their key players, Denise Tuck, went down with a knee injury, things deteriorated for Forest.

Clitheroe were well organised and strong, and scored their first goal despite keeper Debs Lancaster saving twice.

At the start of the second half Forest but made a number of sloppy passes, and despite great work at the back from player of the match Paula Markham, Clitheroe scored three more goals to win 4-0.

The second team beat Lancaster Nomads 2-0.