|Ladies & Girls
Cambridge City 3 : 2 Peterborough ICA Sports
|Carla Penny turns her marker and goes for goal
City welcomed Peterborough side ICA Sports to Trinity Old Field on Sunday for the first S-Tech Premiership encounter of the New Year.
The game started at a reasonably high tempo and it was evident that both teams were determined to get a result. The deadlock was broken on fifteen minutes when City were awarded a free kick 25 yards out, to the left of ICA's half. Rachel Pearce stepped up and floated in a super free kick that entered the goal top right, giving the visiting keeper no chance. The lead was deserved, but it was soon cancelled out when a mix up at the back gifted ICA the opportunity to equalise. With the score even at half-time, both sides were still in contention.
In the second half, City were playing towards their favoured pavilion end and within a couple of minutes of the restart Rachel Littlewood floated in a super left footed cross-cum-shot from the left hand edge of the ICA box that caught the visiting keeper off guard. City were now back in front, but the visitors were certainly not about to roll over.
Thankfully for City, they compounded their lead when Littlewood completed her brace with a low right footed strike from just inside the penalty area that went under the diving keeper. 3 - 1 to the Lilywhites.
With five minutes left on the clock, ICA pulled a goal back and there followed a few tense moments before the referee finally called time.
A good game to watch, two competitive sides, both trying hard to playing football on the ground in heavier than normal conditions given the recent rain.
Isleham 1 : 1 Cambridge City
On a far from perfect pitch, City had to be content with a point from their match at Isleham.
City started much the brighter side and in the first fifteen minutes or so the ball remained mostly in the host's half. The Lilywhites were eventually rewarded for their pressure when Aimee Fulwood took her opportunity and found the gap between the keeper and the near post. One nil to City. It was hoped that this would be the first of many for the visitors but by half time they had nothing else to show for their efforts.
In the second half, Isleham began to grow into the game and the sides were more evenly matched, though City did just retain the edge - but were unable to provide that final clinical touch to increase their lead. Mid way through the half, Isleham found some space just inside the City box and a low ball across goal was just out of reach of the diving keeper and the score was now even.
With no more clear cut chances from either side, the game finished all square, though City do still sit top of their league.
Under 13s (A)
Cambourne United Blacks 1 : 2 Cambridge City
Under 13s (B)
Cambridge City 0 : 1 Bourn Town Juniors
Newmarket Town Youth v Cambridge City
City crossed over into Suffolk and put on another super display at Newmarket, very much continuing their fine run of form which they had shown before Christmas. Well done girls.
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