Bonner to the fore as Vixens are tamed

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Chorley ladies returned from their trip across the Pennines with a valuable three points as they crushed Leeds City Vixens.

They secured the three points with a fine 4-0 in the Northern CombinationLleague.

Chorley started brightly playing at Otley FC and applied pressure from the start, passing the ball well and dominating proceedings.

AQ ball down the line found Ruth Harrison who cut back and curled a high ball towards Kathy Bonner at the back


Bonner rose above the rest to head into the top corner giving Chorley an early lead.

The pressure continued and Bonner played an essential role in the second goal, playing a smooth exchange of passes with Olivia Millington, who crossed low and powerfully into the box.

Vixens panicked and the cross resulted in a bizarre

own goal to double Chorley’s lead.

Chorley maintained the high pressure and the frustration from Leeds showed as Scarlett Smith was hacked down in the box.

Sarah Berry stepped up too slot the penalty into the bottom-right corner.

The second half started slowly with some evidence of Leeds creeping back into the game.

Natalie Parry saw a goal chalked off but later on in the game, she saw her shot deflected into the corner to make it 4-0 and seal the win.

Leeds struggled throughout the game and never had any real chances as they found themselves outclassed by a dominant Chorley side.