The DFDS Kent Women's Plate
who play at Tier 7 of the FA Women’s Pyramid of Football and below.
Kent Women’s Plate Final: Cray Valley (PM) Ladies 0 Herne Bay Women Reserves 1
Emily Brown scored an 86th-minute winner as Herne Bay Women Reserves beat Cray Valley Ladies in the Kent Women’s Plate final at the Gallagher Stadium.
Both teams had won their respective divisions this season and Herne Bay were looking to test themselves against an opposition from the level above.
It was match-winner Brown who had the game’s first proper chance, striking well from an angle but finding Cray goalkeeper Sam Sharp equal to it. In the opposite goal Amy Coster made some great saves too, coming out of her goal several times to avert the danger.
Towards the end of the opening half Sharp made a double save to firstly deny Lucy Page and then Brown. Another good stop early in the second half from Coster denied Lucy Robertson as she had a pop from distance.
Brown went close on a couple more occasions for Bay, as did Charlotte McColvin, but as fatigue began to show in both teams, it appeared that the match would be heading for extra-time but with four minutes left Effie Dodds won the ball for Bay and put a super ball through to Brown who rounded the keeper and rolled the ball over the line to win it for the Blues.