WOODLEY United fell to a 5-1 home defeat in their Southern Region Premier Division home game with AFC Bournemouth.

The Kestrels were on the back foot from the kick-off United as the visitors' pace and movement caused problems.

Grace Morgan’s shot hit the crossbar and rebounded onto the upright and into Carley Chilton’s hands, before the Woodley 'keeper denied Rebecca Miles in a one-on-one and Eva Thomas headed off the United goal-line.

However, Katie Longshot deservedly opened the scoring for the Cherries in the ninth minute with a shot from the edge of the penalty area,

Despite being unable to exert any pressure on the visitors’ goal, United were able to frustrate Bournemouth until they were undone in the 32nd minute when a defensive slip following a cross allowed Longshot to capitalise and score from close range to make it 2-0 at half-time.

Woodley had an effort headed off the line two minutes after the restart and with Jodie Penny and Freya Jenkins introduced as substitutes, greater pace was added to the home side.

Another misunderstanding allowed Abby Jones to score Bournemouth’s third with an unmarked header in the 55th minute, though, where after the game became a more even affair with United enjoying their best spell of the game.

Steph Small in the visitors’ goal did well to gather Amie Benton’s shot and the same player hit the crossbar following good play by Rosie Page-Smith.

The game ended with a bang with the Cherries scoring twice in the final 10 minutes through Rosie Eden, Jodie Penny being denied by Small before Freya Jenkins scored United’s consolation in the second minute of stoppage time.

Ellie Reed netted for Newbury in their 7-1 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers, while skipper Maria Rodrigues was on target for Newbury Development as they secured a creditable 1-1 draw with S4K FC in Division Three South of the Thames Valley Counties League.