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Tractor Girls Beat Title Rivals Saints
Sunday, 21st Nov 2021 16:03

Goals from Natasha Thomas and Zoe Barratt in either half saw Ipswich Town Women to a hugely important 2-0 victory over Southampton at Snows Stadium in a game which had been billed as the Tractor Girls’ biggest ever league fixture.

The victory over the Saints, who previously had a 100 per cent record and who handed Town their only loss of this season in the FAWNL Cup earlier this month, sees the Blues return their lead at the top of FAWNL Southern Premier Division to nine points with the Hampshire side now having only two games in hand on the the Blues.

The Tractor Girls went in front via all-time top scorer Thomas in the 41st minute when she headed home Abbie Lafayette’s free-kick.

It was a Lafayette free-kick which led to the Tractor Girls’ second on 61, sub Biggs flicking it on and Zoe Barratt slamming in off the underside of the bar.

Town held firm in the latter stages to claim a famous victory which could prove vital come the end of the season.

Town: Quantrill, Hughes, Smith, Peake, Egan, Lafayette (Hubbard 90), Horwood (c), Robertson, O’Brien (King 80), Barratt (Braseo-Carreira 80), Thomas (Biggs 60). Unused: Jackson.

Photo: Ross Halls

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Chondzoresk added 16:11 - Nov 21
Well done girls! Brilliant news, cheered me up!

Bergholtblue added 16:12 - Nov 21
Brilliant result. Well done ITFC Women. No stopping us now. Champions elect!

trncbluearmy added 16:13 - Nov 21
Get in!

billlm added 17:07 - Nov 21

Guthrum added 17:11 - Nov 21
That's a great result. Perhaps even crucial for a chance of promotion this season.

Blueballs83 added 17:29 - Nov 21
Brilliant news ladies!!!

ArnieM added 17:29 - Nov 21
Brilliant, you Tractor-Girls👍 ….Show the boys how it should be done !

Blueballs83 added 17:35 - Nov 21
@philham - Any chance the woman's fixtures and league table can be added to the site?

billlm added 17:49 - Nov 21
Blueballs83, A very good call,

ringwoodblue added 17:55 - Nov 21
Fantastic result, well done ladies!

Hopefully they will be playing in WSL in the near future.

JCBLUE added 18:03 - Nov 21
Great result, well done!! 🚜👊

Generic added 18:11 - Nov 21
Just don't lose in the reverse fixture, beat some northern chancers, and ITFCW are in the Championship :-D

Generic added 18:12 - Nov 21
Hope NT isn't badly injured though 😬

pennblue added 18:24 - Nov 21
Fantastic result ladies, very well done. Enjoying watching your progress, great opportunity to get promoted again this year.

DifferentGravy added 18:51 - Nov 21
Yes! That is mustard, congrats.

We are top of the league say we are top of the league

bluelodgeblue added 19:07 - Nov 21

ronnyd added 19:42 - Nov 21
Seems that they can handle pressure better than the guys.

Westy added 19:47 - Nov 21
What a great result. Well done.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 20:31 - Nov 21
Way to go! Hope the men were watching this! Lesson in how to cope with pressure/expectation. Homework for Tuesday.

FrankMarshall added 20:39 - Nov 21
Great result and firmly on course for promotion! Keep on going!

Freddies_Ears added 20:43 - Nov 21
Arguably the best result in our history. Well done ITFCW. No, beyond well done!!!

Edmundo added 21:34 - Nov 21
Wow! Keep going now, ladies, and it's party time come April!!

dangerous30 added 22:20 - Nov 21
Well done ladies

runningout added 00:29 - Nov 22
Keep improving and it's smiles all around

horsehollerer added 02:13 - Nov 22
Finally an Ipswich team that shows up for the big games 🤣. But seriously, incredibly well done. We're all so proud of you!

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