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Clapton women crash out of the FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 September 2019 | UPDATED: 14:21 24 September 2019

Clapton CFC women in action against Oakwood (Pic: Garry Strutt)

Clapton CFC women in action against Oakwood (Pic: Garry Strutt)

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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.

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