Stephenson’s brace brings Crawley Wasps glory

Bexhill United Ladies v Crawley Wasps reserves football action SUS-170310-113644002

Crawley Wasps’ reserves beat Bexhill United’s first team 2-1 on Sunday for a third win in a row in the South East Counties Premier Division.

They had to come from behind to do it and were indebted to two Natalie Stephenson penalties – the first after a handball, the second from a foul.

Bexhill hit the post and bar and also forced Rachel Hillman into a good save from close-range.

Captain Zoe Martin was named Thales Player of the Match.

Wasps’ development squad were beaten 3-0 at home by Montpelier Villa in the Sussex Women’s League.

Meanwhile Wasps under-16s put their watching parents through the wringer as they beat Rustington Raiders 5-3.

They were 2-1 up at half time with goals from Alana Delaney and Emily Flegg, and when Delaney made it 3-1 that could have set the seal on the game.

But Rustington made it interesting by scoring twice to equalise and threatening Wasps’ third 3-3 draw of the season.

Lauren Graves kept Rustington at bay before goals by Ellie Livingstone and Flegg secured the win.

Thales Player of the Match: Chloe Upton

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