There’s no ambling from Ambler as ladies prove quick off mark

Jess Harnett and Levi Thorpe in action in front of a big Oaklands Park crowd  Picture by Darran Stevens
Jess Harnett and Levi Thorpe in action in front of a big Oaklands Park crowd Picture by Darran Stevens

Chichester City Reserves enjoyed a fine 4-0 win over Milford & Witley in front of a good-sized crowd.

Having not played for a couple of weeks, Chichester needed to start quickly and with purpose.

This they did and they immediately gained a corner which was met with a sweet volley from Kally Ambler to make it 1-0 after just 30 seconds.

Chichester applied the pressure straight from the restart and chances were thick and fast. But for the Milford keeper, more goals would have gone in early on.

A great breakthrough found Lauren Ellis through on goal only for her shot to be saved - but the rebound fell kindly for Ambler to make it 2-0.

Chichester were playing some great football on a sticky, muddy Oaklands Park.

Milford gained a corner on their only real venture into the Chichester half but it was cleared.

Jess Harnett came off the bench to good effect and linked up well with fellow sub Kerri Grant.

The second half was similar but Milford tried hard to get back into the game.

They missed an opportunity to pull one back and that made Chichester step up their game once more.

Lucy Stanbridge came on to have a great game on the left of midfield and linked up well with left-back Levi Thorpe.

Gemma Halford and Becky Steed were cleaning up at the back for Chichester.

Jemma Cottam-Verbruggen found herself on the edge of the box and with everyone expecting her to shot, she played a sublime pass through the defence for Ellis to slot home and make it 3-0.

Georgia Selby had a great game in midfield and Caz Reid improved the side’s balance as Chichester were still piling on the pressure.

Ellie Thorne found Amy Bailey on the right and she delivered a perfect cross for Lizzie Ogden to volley in from the edge of the area.

A great performance and a 4-0 win keeps the pressure on the rest of the league.

Chichester play the return game at Milford & Witley this week and hope for more of the same.

CHICHESTER: Bateman, Thorpe, Thorne, Steed, Halford, Ogden, Selby, Cottam-Verbruggen, Bailey, Ambler, Ellis, Sub: Grant, Harnett, Reid, Stanbridge.