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Ladies and Girls weekly round up (22)
Posted by Debbie Mosley
Feb 18, 2018, 08:50

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Cambridge City 7 : 0 Histon Ladies (County Cup)

Cambridge City advanced to the semi-finals of the County Cup with a convincing seven nil win against Histon. The home side got off to the perfect start scoring after just 17 seconds when Bella Simmons pounced on a loose ball in the six yard box to poke home. After the opening goal, the game was quite even for a period until Charlotte Gillies latched on to a defensive mistake to race clear and calmly slot home to double the advantage. The lead was further extended when Carla Penny scored a great goal when she cut in from the left and curled her shot in to the top corner before an own goal from a corner made it four nil at half-time.

The Lilywhites played some good football at times looking to switch the play from side to side as much as they could, but credit to Histon, they were very committed and worked hard throughout. Simmons grabbed her second of the game with a determined run and finish before Bronte Rapley smashed a first time shot from distance that went in off the underside of the bar to make it six. The last goal of the game was scored by Simmons to claim her hat trick in a deserved victory for City.

City called upon to defend a corner


Cambridge City 5 : 0 Park Ladies (Match 1)
Cambridge City 5 : 1 Park Ladies (Match 2)

In a determined effort to catch up on the fixture back log both teams agreed to play a double header on Sunday on the Bottisham 3G pitch. They faced each other twice; two games, 30 minute halves with a break in between. Ironically, the final score in each match was almost the same.

The Dev Squad eventually settled down and played some nice football, playing out from the back and using the width on this very big pitch. City broke the deadlock when Ellie Cullum raced clear of a square Park defence and slotted the ball past the advancing keeper. Although City had most of the ball they were finding it difficult to break down a resolute Park Ladies defence in the final third and the score remained 1-0 at half time. The second half was very similar to the first half except that City moved the ball about better in the final third and created more chances. Ellie Cullum completed a second half hat trick and Rachel Pearce rose above the Park Ladies defence to head home from a corner to make the final score 5-0.

The second game was a much closer affair than the score suggests as the Park Ladies started quickly and raced into at 1-0 lead when they scored direct from a 20yd free kick. Park Ladies then packed their defence in a bid to hold on to this lead and it took a bit of special skill from Amy Ozakpinar playing as a make shift centre forward to score the equaliser. The score remained 1-1 at half time. City took control of the second half as the Park Ladies tired and City took advantage of having five substitutes to introduce some fresh legs. A goal from Erin Fox, two more from Ellie Cullum and a cracking volley from Rachel Littlewood sealed the points.

Player of the Match was Lucy Hurst who had a superb game in midfield with her work rate, range of passing and delivery from set pieces.

Under 17s

Cambridge City 8 : 1 Histon Hornets

City returned to league action on Saturday after what seemed like an eternity due to bad weather postponements. Histon travelled the short distance across town to face City on what turned out to be a glorious, almost warm, sunny morning!

The Lilywhites were out of the blocks very quickly and captain Katie Stancombe opened the scoring within the first five minutes with a weaving solo run, giving the keeper little chance. City were playing some lovely free flowing football and there was no sign of any rustiness following their enforced break. On 14 minutes Stancombe popped again with another goal not too dissimilar to her first. Alex Smith, getting more comfortable playing up top with each game, was on hand a few minutes later to tap the ball home after Yas Abbioui had made an excellent overlapping run out wide and delivered a pin point cross. Three nil to City. Smith made it four when once again she tapped in from close range, this time from a Katy Ruston delivery. Just before the break, Mo Want was first to get to a through ball and having shrugged off the challenge of a defender, she drilled home. Stancombe completed her hat trick on the stroke of half time to give the home side a very comfortable six nil advantage at the break.

The second half also belonged to City too, with Player of the Match Anna Kanz getting herself a brace with two great solo efforts. Histon were to be rewarded with a deserving consolation goal to make the final score 8 - 1 to the Lilywhites. Best wishes and a speedy recovery go to 'Charley' from Histon, who went over on her ankle and was obviously in some discomfort. Get well soon.

POTM Anna Kanz threatening again in the penalty area

Under 15s

With a break in their league fixtures, the under 15s (and a few under 14s) took advantage of a spare Saturday morning by arranging a friendly against a talented Stevenage side on the 3G at Cambourne. Great experience for the girls to be playing a side that included some regional and national players. It is great to play unfamiliar teams from out of the county. Superb workout, setting the girls up nicely for their forthcoming title push.

Under 13As (and Under 11s)

Cambridge City 15 : 0 Netherton United

It was a busy weekend for the under 13As. On Saturday they played hosts to Netherton United in a league fixture at Trinity, where they ran out comfortable 15 - 0 winners, thanks to goals from Ruby W x 5, Jada x 5, Ruby A x 3 and one each from Carmen and Rosanna. Another clean sheet from the defenders too. Great preparation for next Saturdays league match against their main rivals Coton.

City U11's battle it out with City U12's in the final

The under 13As are playing up a year this season, so on Sunday they were able to 'revert' to their correct age group and took part in the Cambs Under 12s Futsal County Finals at Swavesey, where they were also joined by the City under 11s team - who were obviously playing up a year themselves for this particular event. Teams from Peterborough and Sawston were also there. Both City teams played exceptionally well, winning all their games against 'foreign' opposition and although the older City team won the tournament on the day, the under 11s pushed their older colleagues very, very hard in the City v City match. In the final league table it ended up a one, two for City. The under 12s (13As) now progress to the regional finals of the National Youth Futsal Cup to be held at the University of Hertfordshire at Hatfield on a date yet to be fixed. Good luck girls.

Under 12s

City Girls watching sister club Arsenal in FA Cup

The under 12 girls, joined also by some under 14 girls too, didn't have fixtures this weekend, so they took the opportunity to make the trip down to Meadow Park, Boreham Wood, the home of Arsenal Ladies (our sister club) to watch them take on the Millwall Lionesses in the 5th round of the SSE Women's FA Cup. The City girls were made to feel really welcome and thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Arsenal progressed through to the next round with a one nil victory. Interestingly, the Player of the Match award went to Millwall player Leigh-Anne Robe, who used to be a City girl - well done Leigh-Anne.

Forthcoming fixtures:

Ladies: No Game
Development: 25.2.18, Wisbech Town v City (Cup), Fenland Park, Wisbech, KO 1345
Under 17s: 24.2.18, Netherton Utd v City, The Grange, Netherton, Peterborough, KO 1030
Under 15s: 24.2.18, City v Priory Parkside, Girton Recreation Field, KO 1030
Under 14s: 24.2.18, City v Netherton United, Trinity Old Field, KO 1030
Under 13As: 24.2.18, City v Coton, Trinity Old Field, KO 1030
Under 13Bs: 24.2.18, Cambourne v City, Cambourne Sports Centre, KO 1030
Under 12s: 24.2.18, City v Comberton (Cup), Netherhall Sch, Cambridge, KO 1030
Under 11s: 24.2.18, Saffron Walden v City (Cup), Herberts Farm, Saffron Walden, KO 1030

Although the above times and locations are correct at time of going to press, if you are planning on coming to support the Ladies or Girls, it would be well worth phoning the respective managers a day or so before the match to confirm the details. Their phone numbers can be obtained from the contacts list on the Ladies and Girls section of this website.

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