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7 up against Dalston

After a fighting 3-1 loss against Keswick, Ambleside bounced straight back with a 7-1 victory against Dalston in the Cumbria League.

The Greens enjoyed the majority of the play in the first half, but struggled to find their best form against a Dalston side who defended with great resolve, their Goalkeeper putting in an impressive display. However, Ambleside's perseverance paid off, securing the breakthrough with two first half goals from Maddie and Donna.

A few tweaks to the system in the second half proved more lucrative, as more expansive play enabled the team to break through the stubborn defence. The midfield in particular shone, with player of the match Rio ably supported by Donna and Jess. Chances came at regular intervals, and Maddie soon added her second before Ailsa topped off a great personal performance with a goal.

Ambleside's goalkeeper of the day was Janet, who showed she had not lost her skills even though she has not played for some time! When called upon she made some excellent saves and was unlucky with the goal against her.

Despite the setback, Rio then scored a well-deserved goal, number five of the afternoon for Ambleside, before Amanda added the 6th and Jess scored goal 7 with a great strike after one of her individual forays into the ‘D’.

A fine performance by the whole squad, having two substitutes really helped maintain the momentum, as this clearly showed with the result.

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Second team ready to shine

Ambleside's 2nd team will be looking to build on their draw on the opening day of the season as they take on Kirkby Stephen Juniors in the Netherwood League today.

The team opened their season against Windermere, drawing 3-3 in difficult playing conditions.

Ambleside started the match well, fighting for each ball and soon surging to a 3-1 lead, with Olivia Ormrod and Lucy Dixon (twice) on the score sheet. With the hot weather, and many having also turned out for the first team in the County Tournament the day before, a stubborn Windermere side fought their way back in to the match.

The players have worked well in training in the intervening weeks, with passing and fitness being the main focus, and will be hoping to see that pay off today.

The match starts at 12.30pm at Kirkbie Kendal Astro, Please come down to support!

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