|Ladies & Girls
Brentwood 0 : 1 Cambridge City
Cambridge City took maximum points to stay at the top of the league with a hard fought one nil win away at Brentwood. The goal was scored late in the first half when Lolly Tomlinson made an excellent run from her own half beating a couple of defenders before composing herself to cross for the oncoming Bella Simmons, who calmly side-footed home for what turned out to be the winning goal.
City were the dominant side throughout and the visitor's goal was rarely threatened, while the Lilywhites had a number of chances to extend the lead but were too often finding the Brentwood keeper in good form.
City turn their attention to the League Cup this weekend when they entertain Bedford Town in the third round.
Netherton United 4 : 2 Cambridge City
In an eventful game, it was league leaders Netherton who ran out winners and secured all the points. The home side got an early boost when they took the lead inside the first five minutes following a good move down their right hand flank.
Had the referee seen a push on a City forward in the box shortly before Netherton's second, then the first half may well have taken a different direction. However, that was not to be and by the interval the home side had got themselves another couple of goals and went into the break with a decent lead. Netherton certainly had the better of the first half, closing down the visitors at every opportunity but a three goal advantage at the interval seemed somewhat flattering.
City suffered a major blow just after the restart when the referee judged that a coming together of two players just inside the City box should result in a penalty for the home side. A well taken spot kick meant that the Lilywhites now had a mountain to climb. However, the visitors dug deep and were rewarded with a couple of goals; one each from Charlotte Vaskin and Morgan Want, but in the end they ran out of time. It was a much better second half display from the young City side but it was not to be their day against a strong Netherton side.
|City U15 Futsal Winners
No league or cup game for the under 15s this week so they took advantage of their time off and went and won the Cambs FA u15s Futsal Competition. Great stuff - well done!
Yaxley Juniors 2 - 17 Cambridge City
Given that City currently sit top of the under 13s 'A' division and Yaxley occupy a position mid-point in the table below, the Lilywhites travelled north to Peterborough firm favourites for this league cup quarter final tie.
The visitors were quick to stamp their mark on the match and went a goal to the good inside the first 90 seconds with a lovely display of 'pass and move'. This was the start of a very composed and polished performance from City who soon took full control of the game and it wasn't long before their passage to the next round was secured.
Yaxley put on a spirited display and much credit should go to them for remaining focussed and determined. They have some very good players and it was fitting that they should score a couple of goals against the well drilled visitors. The home side's second goal was testament to their ability when their striker picked up the ball just inside the City half and shrugging off the attention of a couple of City girls, she was able to run towards goal and score low and left of the keeper.
Well done to both teams.
Plantation Spartak Girls 3 - 1 Cambridge City
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