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Coalville Town Ladies
Oakham United Women
C Dolman (2'), (16'), (21'), (69'), (73'), (74'), (75'), S Mullen (4'), (48'), (65'), N Jackson (9'), (63'), E Smith (20' Pen), C Folkard (26'), (30'), E Whitby (47')
Ladies score 16 in season opener

Ladies score 16 in season opener

By Mark Coote
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Ladies start their league campaign in style

Coalville Town Ladies 16-0 Oakham United

Coalville Town Ladies entertained Oakham United Ladies at the Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium on Sunday afternoon, in their opening Leicestershire Women's Senior League game of the 2019/20 season.

Pre-season preparations have been good for the Ravenettes, despite a heavy FA Cup preliminary round defeat last weekend against East Midlands Regional Division One North title-favourites Hykeham Town.

It was important for both sides to get off to a good start to their respective campaigns, but it was the home side that raced into a three goal lead within the first 10 minutes. Coalville won a free kick on the right and Clair Dolman curled the ball over the Oakham keeper for the opener. Three minutes later, Siobhan Mullen scrambled the ball over the line from close in and then skipper Natalie Jackson fired home from 22yards.

Continued Coalville pressure resulted in another goal for Dolman on 17 minutes, and then Emma Smith slotted home a penalty giv