Whickham Ladies 2, Lowick Ladies 3: LOWICK Ladies returned to winning ways with a hard fought victory over a team that they had defeated by an identical score line last month.
The match was played on a pitch that passed more than a passing resemblance to a paddy field and this ruled out a game of passing football.
Against the run of play the home team scored after 25 minutes with an excellent long range effort which eluded Mel Darling in the Lowick goal.
Lowick fought back and both Michelle Stewart and Becky Robinson had chances to equalise before the break.
The second half started as the first had finished with Lowick pushing for an equaliser. The break through came 10 minutes into the second half when Jenny Patterson was on hand to score at the back post from a Kirstie Tang corner. Patterson almost scored a second shortly afterwards in an identical situation.
Not to be out-done Whickham had a quick breakaway to take the lead for the second time in the game. Lowick always looked dangerous from set-pieces and with 20 minutes to go another Tang corner found Jodine Bolton at hand to score from close range. Lowick were finally gaining the upper hand and the opposition were beginning to wane.
In what was undoubtedly the best move of the match Patterson eluded her marker and passed to Bolton, who picked her spot and coolly rifled home a 20 yard drive to secure a well deserved victory.
Best for Lowick were Darling, Bolton and Patterson.