|Ladies & Girls
It is with great sadness to have to inform you that Chris Rose passed away on Wednesday, 13th December. Chris had been ill for some time. Chris was a great supporter of the Girls/Ladies club, where he was a manager and coach for several years. He was currently with the under 17 team, where his daughter Eve plays. Chris was very committed, both on and off the pitch. You'd definitely hear him from the touch line on match days!
Even towards the end, when it obviously became a struggle for Chris, he still managed to get himself to matches. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Everyone at the club sends their sincere condolences to all of Chris's family, especially his wife Sarah and daughters Eve and Sian.
The club, together with family and friends, fondly remembered Chris on Saturday with a minutes applause immediately prior to the under 17s match at Trinity Old Field.
Chris's funeral will take place at 3pm on Thursday 11th January 2018 at the West Chapel, Cambridge Crematorium.
Rest in Peace Chris - from all at CCLGFC
Cambridge City 1 : 3 Bedford
Cambridge City ended what has been a fantastic 2017, with a disappointing defeat to crash out of the League Cup 1-3 against Bedford. In difficult conditions for both sides, the match was not the best spectacle and it was a tough watch with neither side able to get into any flow of passing football. City had three decent opportunities with Carla Penny and Bella Simmons going close before the deadlock was broken by Bedford after an initial shot hit the post with the rebound falling kindly to the Bedford forward to tap home from close range. Going behind seemed to spur on the home side and persistent play by Simmons was rewarded when she was on hand to restore parity when she calmly slid the ball past the oncoming Bedford keeper.
The second half was scrappy, in worsening conditions, although it was City who were asking most questions but couldn’t find that clear cut chance to get themselves in front and it was Bedford who got that all important next goal with a neat finish. As the Lilywhites pushed forward in search of an equaliser, Bedford broke on the counter attack which resulted in a penalty when Lolly Tomlinson’s challenge wiped out the Bedford attacker who got up to fire home the spot kick to make it 3-1 to the visitors.
In a year which saw City win the Eastern Region First Division at the first attempt and after a shaky start are now sitting top of the Premier League by a point it looks to be an exciting 2018 ahead.
Cambridge City 1 : 2 Stotfold
On an emotional day for all associated with the club, football seemed to be secondary in everyone's mind. However, to say that the result didn't matter was not something that Chris would have subscribed to, so to suffer an unexpected and rare defeat is something that will need to be reversed when we revisit Stotfold in the new year and hopefully repeat our win there which we secured earlier in the season.
Very fittingly, the Player of the Match on Saturday was awarded to Eve Rose who put in an absolutely tremendous performance, one which her dad would have been extremely proud of.
Cambridge City 6 : 2 March Soccer School
Five goals from striker Issy Bryant and one from Player of the Match Aino Turunen, was enough to ensure that City progressed through to the semi finals of the League Cup where they will now face Burwell Tigers in the new year.
Hungate Rovers 0 : 7 Cambridge City
A frosty start and a long journey to Hungate for Cambridge City U14s for their last match before the Christmas break.
Playing 9 v 9 on a hard pitch, the City girls looked to improve their standing at the top of the table. Hungate had other ideas and it took some solid defending from Ella Compton and Millie Struthers to stop the hosts from scoring an early goal. This seemed to motivate the City girls and with some great movement down the wing, Ella soon found Amie Fullwood who tried her luck from range only to be denied by some good goalkeeping. City continued to attack with Amie and Maddie McInnes and Yael Benjamin linking well in midfield and playing on Niamh Davies to put home City’s first (0-1). Jess Wood joined the action with a sublime pass to Maddie who put home City’s second from close range (0-2). Jess Fitzpatrick produced a cross to be proud of to Ella on the wing who dribbled past the defence passing to Millie Clarke who then put Amie through for her first and City’s third (0-3).
The pressure remained intense from City with Yara Ghidini working well with Millie C to try for a fourth before the half time whistle.
Half Time 0:3
City continued to dominate in the second half. Some fantastic movement from Millie S and Ella at the back meant that Jess W could slot the ball through to Millie C to put home her first and City’s fourth (0-4). Hungate weren’t giving up though and tried to push through the defence but Yara, Millie and Ella stood their ground and were able to get Niamh into a position to score her second (0-5) City. The girls were able to put into practice all the training ground routines passing back to Rachel Barker in goal and moving the ball about with ease. Hungate were resolute, but an unfortunate error from their keeper meant that Amie was on hand to put home City’s sixth (0-6). All the girls fought for the ball not giving Hungate a chance to get out of their half and Niamh took the opportunity for her hat-trick and City’s seventh (0-7).
Another dominant performance from City, against a very strong and physical Hungate side who defended well. The well deserved Player of the Match award went to Ella Compton.
Cambridge City v Milton Colts
City continued their impressive form with another convincing performance on Saturday where goals were not in short supply.
CCLGFC Christmas Prize Draw
The draw was made yesterday afternoon (17th Dec).
The lucky winners were:
1st Prize £200 - Simon Standing
2nd Prize £100 - c/o Lisa Compton
3rd Prize £50 - Michael Kanz
The draw raised £1611 for the club. Your support (ticket sellers and purchasers) is very much appreciated. Also, a special thank you to Ness Rapley (our treasurer) for organising the draw.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all
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