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An iconic moment as Cheltenham Town Ladies under-17s match is held up by galloping horse

Saturday’s match in Dudley, Kingswinford between Cheltenham Town Ladies under-17s and Kewford Eagles was unexpectedly disrupted as a horse invaded the pitch during the first half.

The uninvited guest galloped the pitch’s full-length, covering around half one eighth of a mile in the process before stewards’ inquiry were needed at the scene.

The Robinesses’ coach, Alan Lusmore said: “When we arrived at the ground, the horse had managed to get out of the adjoining field.

“There were people trying to usher it back into the field, but about 15 minutes into the game the horse bolted and ran down the side of the pitch.”

The Gloucestershire side eventually went on to win 7-1, Lucie Cummings scored four out of those seven, while Beth Parker and Francesca McShane netted two each.

With all three points sealed, the Robinesses now sit top of the table following three wins out of four.

The under-17s next challenge is at Worcester where they will face off Nunnery Wood Colts Vixens Girls on October 17.

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