LADIES FOOTBALL: Star go down fighting in the FA Cup

Peterborough Northern Star Ladies put up a brave fight before bowing out of the Women's FA Cup yesterday (December 4).

Monday, 5th December 2016, 1:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:41 pm
Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse scored for Star. Picture: Tim Gates

They were away at higher level Brighouse Town in the first roiund proper and were just beaten 3-2.

FA Women’s Premier League side Brighouse dominated the first 45 minutes and turned round 3-0 to the good but in the second period it was Star doing most of the attacking.

They quickly pulled a goal back with a wonderful half-volley by Jodie Hopkins-Duckhouse from 25 yards out and then set up a nervous last 10 minutes for the hosts when a long pass from Samara Iredale found Georgia Coulson and she lofted the ball over the keeper and into the net.

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Star pressed hard for an equaliser but were unable to force extra-time.

Northern Star: S. Hudson, L. Barnes (Rawlings 80), L. Frederick, S. Iredale, J. Bartle, 06 J. Hopkins-Duckhouse, G. Coulson, C. Henderson, V. Gallagher, C. Steward, V. Lines. Substitute: D. Rawlings.