Leamington 1, Lye Town 2

A WELL-deserved victory saw Lye Ladies close the gap on second-placed Crusaders to four points – with three games in hand – against Leamington.

Lye deservedly took the lead at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium mid-way through the first half, when Robyn Hingley rounded the keeper to slot in from a tight angle.

The Lyeonesses had further chances to extend the lead with the Lions keeper making excellent saves from Adele Hickman and Chloe Handy, however, Leamington equalised shortly before half time from a corner that was scrambled in.

Leamington came out for the second half the brighter of the two teams, but Clare Williamson put Lye ahead again on the hour mark with an unstoppable drive inside the box.

Lye largely controlled the half, and had further chances to add to the score line, but were denied by the Lions keeper on several more occasions, two strong penalty appeals turned down, and then saw a Katie Priest 20-yarder crash back off the crossbar.

The Lyeonesses survived a late flurry of Leamington corners to return to Stourbridge Road with three points.

Lye will host Leafield Athletic this Sunday (2pm kick off).