Barnet Ladies beaten in final match at Underhill by Charlton Athletic

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Barnet Ladies suffered a 2-0 defeat to Charlton Athletic in their last ever match at Underhill.

Cherie Rowlands is yet to return from injury so Megan Wordington retained her place in goal, whilst Leane Reidy was once again named captain for the day in place of Jess Trimnell.

The Bees attacked from the kick-off and started brightly as Renata Innis played in Holly Sandow, who was quickly closed down by Katie Flack.

It was not long though before the Addicks’ quality began to shine through and 14 minutes in the Bees defence was caught napping, allowing Harley Bennet to round Wordingham and make it 1-0.

The Bees looked for an immediate response when Sandow raced down the wing, however her angled shot was pushed wide.

Charlton came close to doubling their lead when Boyer broke free but Wordingham showed bravery to come out and clear.

Innis could have equalised on the half-hour mark but her shot bounced straight into the grateful arms of Charlton goalkeeper Megan Lynch and the score remained 1-0 at the break.

Charlton could have doubled their lead early in the second half when Bennet was clear on goal but she could not keep the ball down.

But Gemma Shepard did net her side’s second on 55 minutes with a simple shot just outside the box which went just over Wordingham’s outstretched arms.

Sandow could have made the game interesting with 15 minutes remaining but shot just past the post after Chontelle Lawrence and Helen King linked up well.

Barnet finish their season with a trip to Portsmouth on Sunday before their Middlesex Senior Cup final against Queens Park Rangers next Thursday.

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