Tytherington Rocks Ladies 2

Tuffley Rovers Ladies 1

Following last week's victory over Bristol Rovers Ladies in the Gordon Perrett League Cup, Rocks Ladies returned to league action in a top of the table clash against Tuffley Rovers Ladies.

Both Tuffley and Tytherington headed into the match unbeaten after 100 per cent winning starts to the season, so something had to give and visitors to Hardwicke Playing fields were treated to some fine entertainment.

The visitors started the game on the front foot and tested Rocks keeper Aimee Hancock several times in an early warning of intent. Rocks were left disappointed midway through the first-half as Abbie Mitchell appeared to be brought down in the penalty area by the last defender, only for the referee to award a free kick on the edge of the box and keep her cards in her pocket.

The resulting free-kick went narrowly over the bar but this spurred-on Tuffley who took the lead on 31 minutes courtesy of a well-struck shot from the league's top scorer Chloe Taylor.

Rocks could have little argument though with the visitors on top for the majority of the first-half.

But they kept pushing and would go in level at the break courtesy of a first-half injury time equaliser from Emily Nicholson with a well-struck effort from the left side of the box.

The second-half saw Rocks go more direct as the heavy pitch conditions began to effect the game as players struggled to keep their footing. If Tuffley had been the better side in the first half it was certainly a reversal in the second as the Gloucestershire outfit soaked up a great deal of pressure with Abbie Mitchell and Jasmine Pither both going close.

With rain driving in and the floodlights on, Rocks struck with just six minutes to play. Some fine work down the left won Rocks a corner. Emily Nicholson delivered a sweet inswinging corner that took everyone by surprise and the ball floated into the far corner of the net direct from the kick to complete the comeback and send the fans into raptures.

The goal meant Rocks had completed the comeback and took all three points to make it 12 unbeaten in all competitions and move nine points clear at the top.