TWO goals in the closing stages saw Altrincham Ladies register an impressive 3-1 victory at Liverpool Feds.
Although the result was about the superb all-round team performance, senior debutante Megan Rowley, who recently came through the junior ranks, impressed, as she chased every lost cause in the attack and gave the Feds’ defence a torrid time.
The match was a tight affair early on but Liverpool had the first chance when a Feds’ player’s low effort beat goalkeeper Lizzie Brereton but full-back Kyeshia Brown raced back to make an important, goal-line clearance.
Megan Wright twice went close with efforts just off target for the Robins, however, it was the Feds who took the lead on the half-hour mark.
Following a cross from the right, Amie Hands nipped in to tuck the ball inside the post.
Alty got a much much-needed equaliser on 52 minutes after they were awarded a penalty following a handball, with Laura Dodds dispatching the resulting spot-kick into the bottom corner.
Altrincham dominated the match after that – Kate Bryan saw an effort hit the bar and Wright had two more chances off target.
Victory appeared to be slipping away for the Robins until they struck on 89 minutes.
Following a corner that was half-cleared, Alty recycled play and Dodds passed a ball behind the Feds’ back-line for Wright to sweep home from close range.
In added time Altrincham scored a deserved third when full-back Tish Collins intercepted a Feds’ free kick, played a ball over the opposing backline and Marcia Jones-Sacharewicz netted her first goal for the club to wrap up a memorable afternoon for Altrincham.