|Ladies & Girls
|Message in the snow at Trinity College Old Field Sports Ground
The snow pulled the plug on the senior Ladies teams but nothing could stop the Girls!
Cambridge City 5 : 0 Milton Colts
Four first half goals from City meant that the visitors had an uphill task in the second half if they wanted to salvage anything from this game.
Milton were resolute in their defending after the break and showed a true determination to protect their goal but in reality the damage had already been done in the opening period. Chances came and went for City in the second half and on another day they probably would have added a few to their tally, but in the end they had to settle for just a fifth goal from Aino Turunen who was the quickest to react to a loose ball in the six yard box.
The first half scorers were Issy Bryant x 2, Ceri Flye and Cerys Want. Jessica Utting was awarded the 'Player of the Match. The result keeps City top of the league.
Cambridge City 14 : 1 Histon Hornets
A frosty morning met the two teams for this league cup quarter-final encounter. An identical encounter to last season, only this time the score line was a little more impressive.
Good work from the groundsman meant that the fixture could go ahead when most other matches in the area had already been called off. A fully stocked tea bar with hot toasties was a welcome sight for the opposition parents on such a cold day.
Histon started the brighter of the two teams, with some really sloppy passing from the City girls. Millie Struthers and Ella Compton were called upon early on to shore up the defence from an attacking Histon side. Positive instruction from City’s manager prompted an injection of pace and City started to move the ball quicker with Kayleigh Peters, Maddie McInnis and Amie Fullwood linking up well in the midfield. Niamh Davies received an excellent cross from Jess Woods and put the ball in the net for City’s first (1-0).
With the first goal in the net, City started to play their football with some superb movement between Katie Levitt and Maddie down the wings. Jess Wood continued to weave her way through the Histon players and City applied shot after shot. Eventually a Katie cross found Kayleigh, who got her first goal of the match (2-0). Histon persevered and Yara Ghidini produced some excellent defensive tackles. A quick kick from home keeper Rachel Barker to Niamh produced City’s third and her second (3-0). City continued to dominate and Jess Fitzpatrick joined in the flurry producing an excellent pass to Amie for her first (4-0).
HALF TIME 4-0
The second half started much better for City. The flood gates started to open and Ella took the ball down the wing and through the defence for her first goal (5-0).
A 6th goal followed shortly after with some more excellent passing from Yara and Millie to Amie to put City further ahead (6-0). A slightly unlucky goal kick from Histon meant that Amie was able to capitalise and put home her third (7-0). Aime wasn’t finished there and some creative passing between Jess and Jess meant she added her fourth (8-0).
With City applying so much pressure it wasn’t surprising that Histon were struggling to defend and an unfortunate own goal meant City went 9-0 up.
All the girls continued to battle hard with Histon still attacking the City goal and finally the visitors got their reward (9-1).
City hadn't finished and Maddie pushed forward and took a chance from just outside the box producing an excellent goal for City (10-1). Amie again worked her way through the defence for her fifth of the match (11-1). A goal fest to the end and Katie and Kayleigh ran riot along the wing with Kayleigh putting in her second (12-1). Niamh wanted some more of the action and worked her way through to score her third (13-1). A bit of a frantic finish and Kayleigh connected with a cross from Katie to complete her hat trick (14-1).
Player of the Match went to Niamh, but all the girls played some superb football. Into the next round of the cup for City U14’s.
Under 13s (B)
Cambridge City 4 : 2 St Ives Rangers
On a freezing Saturday morning City under 13s (B) kicked off, determined to put last week's defeat behind them. The team very much started on the front foot and it wasn't long before Maddy broke down the left and with a lovely pass, she found the unmarked Evie who made it 1-0. Evie then returned the favour for Maddy who made it 2-0. Had it not been for a great block from the St Ives keeper soon after, Emma would have added to the score line.
It was unfortunate that City's stand in keeper Sara strayed a little outside her box and the resulting free kick for hand ball meant that City's lead was halved.
In the second half, Ellie-May, Sierra and Hollie stood firm in defence with Lina, Rosie and debutante Lottie controlling the midfield.
Maddy added her second to complete her brace, and but for a penalty miss she would have secured her hat-trick. The goal of the game was to follow when a perfect volley by Ellie made it 4-2. 'Girl of the Game' went to Emma for her work rate. Great win!
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