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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Women’s Premier League South: QPR 0 West Ham United 2
An eventful afternoon was overshadowed by the injury to Kelley Blanchflower which saw her taken from the pitch by ambulance with a suspected fractured collarbone.
The Hammers had started well considering the delayed start due to traffic problems and came flying out of the blocks to score twice in the first 13 minutes.
Blanchflower notched the first when she produced a fine solo run, before sliding the ball past the advancing keeper.
She was involved in the build up for the second goal when a long through ball found Emma Thomas and she fired home from an acute angle.
As half time approached Blanchflower pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the QPR box, but was fouled and fell awkwardly.
After a 45-minute delay for paramedics and an ambulance, the striker was driven off with a suspected fractured collarbone.
The game resumed, but had lost its tempo and only an occasional threat was made on either goal. With the two-goal advantage West Ham looked comfortable, but just could not score again to kill the game off.
QPR were reduced to 10 men with only eight minutes left after a tackle on Vicky King by striker Kasha Petit provoked Lindsey Morgan into reacting by pushing Petit, who in turn head-butted Morgan, giving the referee no option but to book Morgan and red card Petit.
West Ham: Wayne, King, Revell, Sullivan, Barling, Thomas, Little, Morgan, Roache, Merritt, Blanchflower. Subs: Bottom, Lipley-Hinton, Tye.