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SSE Women's FA CUP - Preliminary Round
Newmarket Town 0 : 2 Cambridge City
The Ladies started their FA Cup journey with a victory at near neighbours Newmarket
It was FA Cup action for the Ladies on Sunday when they made the short trip across the county border to a very wet Bloorie.com stadium, the home of Newmarket Town Ladies. This preliminary round tie saw the meeting of two young sides, both determined to make the cut for the first qualifying round.
Although City probably just edged the opening exchanges, the hosts showed that they are clearly a team that have confidence and ability.
The visitors almost took the lead midway through the first half when Sarah Mosley volleyed from close in, direct from a corner, only to see the ball hit the crossbar. However, ten minutes later, City deservedly got their noses in front when Carla Penny was rewarded for her persistency in the box when she was able to drive the ball home, despite the interest from two home defenders. Half time gave the Ladies an opportunity to dry out - briefly!
The weather and the 4G pitch meant that the ball travelled at an unusually quick speed, which caught both teams out a few times. Newmarket were still in with a shout until a perfectly weighted through ball provided winger Charlotte Gillies with the opportunity to utilise her speed and latch onto the pass out wide. Gillies drove inside and made no mistake, beating the impressive home keeper to her right. In reality, this sealed the victory for the Lilywhites, who will now face Riverside (from Peterborough) in the first qualifying round, next Sunday (2nd Sept) at Trinity.
A happy (and wet) Carla Penny, (right), having opened the scoring for City
The club is looking to add to their under 18 squad for this coming season.
If you are an experienced and committed footballer and in year 11, 12, or 13, then why not contact the manager, Gemma Clare and have a chat.
Matches: Saturday mornings
League: Cambs S-Tech
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