Jan 10 2013 By Alex Obertelli
MIDDLESEX PREMIER DIVISION
West Hampstead Ladies Seconds 2-1 Harrow Ladies Firsts
HARROW’S first game back after the Christmas break ended in a 2-1 away defeat to West Hampstead on Saturday.
Jess Rosenwald's fine goal for Harrow was not enough to prevent defeat as they eventually succumbed to second-half pressure and conceded five minutes from time.
Harrow dominated the early exchanges and maintained possession with Rosenwald forcing a smart save from the opposition keeper.
Towards the end of the first half, the balance of play had shifted with West Hampstead pushing Harrow deeper, relying on keeper Paula Redpath to keep them at bay.
After the interval West Hampstead resumed control of the game and soon scored from a well worked short corner deflected in on the near post leaving Redpath helpless.
Harrow responded well to going behind with Poppy Kimber and Chantelle Addow creating some great chances, only to be denied by the home side's keeper.
Jess Rosenwald then missed a one-on-one for Harrow, but minutes later atoned for it when she drove into the D and notched the equaliser after good build-up play by Mel Clements.
However, with a quarter of the game remaining West Hampstead regained their grip on the match and forced keeper Redpath into an excellent point-blank save.
Despite Harrow's bravery the pressure finally paid off as the hosts scored just five minutes from time to give them all three points.