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Cambridge City 1 : 1 Sudbury AFC
Cambridge City had to settle for a point at home to AFC Sudbury in their first game of 2018 when Carla Penny deservedly scored a last minute equaliser for the hosts after finishing off Charlotte Gillies’s right wing cross.
In a tight first half, with limited chances created by either side, the score remained goalless.
City came out firing on all cylinders at the start of the second half and had the visitors penned into their own half with Sudbury’s keeper making a couple of smart saves. Against the run of play City went one behind when some slack play at the back was punished with a well taken goal which gave the visitors a renewed lease of life.
Despite going a goal down the Lilywhites continued to press and were knocking on the door for the next half an hour but couldn’t break the stubborn defence of Sudbury down who had the woodwork and some excellent goal keeping to thank for their slender advantage. With the clock ticking down it was a relief to the home supporters and players when Penny smashed home from close range for a share of the points.
City take on ICA from Peterborough in the first round of the Cambs Invitation Cup next week at Trinity College 2-00pm KO
Cambridge City 6 : 3 Cambridge University
This return fixture turned into a goal fest with both teams getting the ball down on the ground and playing some lovely passing football on the wonderful playing surface at Trinity College Old Field. The Dev squad came from behind at half time to complete a league double over Cambridge University ladies.
The Dev Squad showed their attacking intentions when they took the lead in the very first minute straight from kick off. The ball was played up to Ellie Cullum who put Yaz Crow through in behind the full back and she made no mistake as she side footed the ball past their goalie. However the lead was short lived as the Uni hit back almost immediately to level the score after some neat passing in midfield. Both teams settled down a bit but Yaz Crow was causing the Uni left back all sorts of problems and it was no surprise when she eventually got her second goal with a cracking drive from an acute angle wide on the right flank. However once again the lead was short lived as the Uni ladies piled on the pressure to draw level and then take the lead before half time.
The Dev Squad swapped things around a bit at half time and were soon back on level terms when Lucy Hurst scored direct from a corner. The Dev Squad then took control of the game with Ellie Cullum scoring twice and Yaz Crow completing her hat trick to make the final score 6-3.
Cambridge City v St Ives Rangers
(FA directive not to publicise actual scores at this age group)
The U11s hosted St Ives Rangers on Saturday looking to continue their development and the good football they have been playing. Throughout the match, both teams played some lovely football and this was topped off with some great goals by both sides. The game was a great advert for girls football with two teams clearly enjoying themselves playing football to a very high standard. All players involved in the match should be proud of their performances individually and as a team.
Next week (20th) City are on the road to Cambourne before our anticipated quarter final cup match against March Town Athletic the week after.
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