Late goal denies Haslemere victory
A great second half display almost earns all three points
The delayed start clearly affected Haslemere as the visitors dominated proceedings from the off. The defence were under constant pressure and the visitors forced a succession of corners. The goal line was breached when a corner was only half cleared and a clever lob dropped just under the bar to give Colne Valley a deserved half time lead. Haslemere had a couple of half chances but in truth were lucky to only be one goal in arrears. The only real highlights for Haslemere being a couple of smart saves from Maisy and some robust challenges and runs from Cara.
The second half was a complete reverse of the first half with Haslemere showing more determination and producing some neat passing moves. The equaliser came following a fine pass from Charlotte to Zoe who then played it through to Katya. Katya still had plenty to do but she outpaced the home defence and produced a nice finish to level the scores. With the defence holding firm and the midfield functioning well Haslemere took control. Emine made a number of good runs down the left and it was from one of these that she coolly finished giving Haslemere a deserved lead. Haslemere continued to create chances and Katya made another great run but saw her shot hit the post. Unfortunately Haslemere paid the price for not converting pressure to goals when a defensive mix up lead to an equalising goal for the visitors.
Overall a fair result but if Haslemere can continue to play as they did in the second half the draws will turn into wins.