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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Goalscorer Louise Fensome Believes The Women’s Game Is “Growing” In Cheltenham

Louise Fensome claims women’s football in Cheltenham is “growing” after a bumper crowd witnessed their narrow 2-1 defeat to West Ham Ladies in the Women’s Premier League Plate.

Fensome scored and hit the post in an exciting game that The Hammers won at the death with a stunning strike when the game looked poised to go to extra time.

Despite the defeat, the goalscorer was delighted with the team’s performance and the support that they received.

She said: “The team effort was brilliant, and everyone put 100% in. We had great shape defensively and on the attacking side at times, we moved the ball well and you wouldn’t have thought that West Ham were a divison above us.

“The support was really good, I think we had 75 supporters there which is great and it shows the women’s game is growing even in the league we are playing in, so it’s a really nice atmosphere.”

Cheltenham Ladies return to league action next Sunday when they face St Nicholas Ladies at Petersfield Park.

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