Clapton women crash out of the FA Cup
PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 September 2019 | UPDATED: 14:21 24 September 2019
FA Cup: Clapton Community FC 2 Oakwood Ladies 3
Clapton Community were unable to make it to the first round proper of the Women's FA Cup, losing a bruising preliminary round encounter with Oakwood Ladies.
A noisy crowd of 261, including a smattering of away fans, had not been put off by the grim weather.
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They got their noses in front early on when Naomi Scriven squared to Capucine Riom to slot home but a quickfire double put Oakwood back in the driving seat after just 12 minutes.
Then Ana Holmes levelled the score with an excellent angled lob.
The Crawley-based visitorsthen managed to hit the back of the net again to make it 3-2 on 40 minutes.
The second half momentum was all with Clapton and they had a goal ruled out on a narrow offside decision and an effort cleared off the line.
Despite the new women's team's first defeat, spirits were high among the red and white faithful.