Magpies Development To Host QPR
Posted on 2nd February 2024
Maidenhead United Women Development will play only their second game of the calendar year on Sunday 4th February as they entertain Queens Park Rangers Reserves at Cox Green Leisure Centre in a 2pm kick off. Niall Irwin’s side have excelled in cup matches this term but still await their first league win of the campaign. There is plenty of parking for spectators at the site at Highfield Lane, SL6 3AX. Admission for spectators is £2 with a team sheet available priced 50p (cash only).
Meanwhile, in the FAWNL Plate quarter-final at York Road last Sunday afternoon, the Magpies were unable to find a way past Cambridge United goalkeeper Lauren Webb and they paid the penalty in the second half. Sarah Thompson saw an opportunity deflected onto the crossbar, Megan Halfacree went close with a free-kick an Trinity Esprit was denied by Webb as Maidenhead had the best of the second half.
The breakthrough came for Cambridge in the 68th minute. Alysha Stojko-Down was brought down in the area by Magpies ‘keeper Rosie Wilmott-Joyce and top-scorer Stojko-Down smashed the penalty kick high and down the middle to beat Wilmott-Joyce and win the game. Maidenhead had plenty of the ball in the final third in that second period but the away side defended well and indeed it was Wilmott-Joyce who had to pull off two good saves in the final stages to keep Maidenhead in the game.
Ed Jackson-Norris’s team now face a couple of crucial FAWNL matches as they look to maintain their cherished status in Step 4. United can leap-frog Portishead Town – who they have three games in hand on – with victory in Somerset on Sunday, however the opposition come into the game on the back of an encouraging draw with high-flying Moneyfields last weekend. Maidenhead will then host Bridgwater Town on Sunday 11th February at York Road, looking to close in on a side which defeated United 2-0 in the reverse fixture back in September.
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