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SSE Women's FA Cup - 1st Qualifying Round
Cambridge City 14 - 0 Riverside (Peterborough)
City eased in to the 2nd qualifying round of the SSE Womenís FA Cup with a resounding 14-0 win against their Peterborough based opponents, Riverside Ladies. On a fantastic pitch and in glorious sunshine, the hosts wasted no time at all, going in front within three minutes of the start when Hannah Bodily smashed home from outside of the area. The goals flowed throughout the first half with Bronte Rapley converting from the penalty spot after Laura Mills had been tripped, which was quickly followed by a third when Mills raced clear herself and fired low into the bottom corner. Cityís player of the match, Erin Davies, scored a quick fire hat-trick before Rapley made it seven shortly before half time direct from a free kick.
The goals continued to flow in the second half too, with the Lilywhites dominating possession and creating numerous chances. Davies was at it again, scoring a further three goals with youngster Sofia Castiglione bagging herself a double. Although it was a tough afternoon for the visitors, they are to be congratulated on the determination and the desire they showed. City defenders Anna Goggin and Amy Reed added to the final tally with a goal apiece to book their place in the next round, where they have been rewarded with a home tie against Leyton Orient on 23rd September.
Itís back to league action next week with the visit of Harlow Ladies in the Eastern Region Premier League at Trinity College Sports Ground 2-00pm KO.
Player of the Match Erin Davies putting home one of her six against Riverside
With the Cambs S-Tech County leagues kicking off this coming Saturday (8th Sept) managers have been putting their final preparations in place. Most teams have been involved in friendly pre-season games of late to blow away any summer cobwebs.
A St Ives Development side made the short trip down the A14 to play the City Development team at Trinity at lunchtime on Sunday. The Lilywhites were too strong for the 'Ives' and having quickly took command of the game, they found the net half a dozen times without reply. A good workout for both sides though, especially with the heat.
The under 16s played hosts to a talented Watford side at The Cambridge Stadium on Saturday morning. A goal from defender-cum-striker Ceri Flye in the last five minutes was enough to secure a deserved 2-1 victory for the Lilywhites. The opening goal for City was a well taken strike from Issy Bryant when she rounded the visiting keeper before blasting home.
Glinton, who last year were playing under the Yaxley FC badge, provided the opposition for the under 15s team in the fixture played immediately before the St Ives/Development game. Two footballing sides, it was City though, who came out on top in an entertaining encounter. Although pleasing to see a comfortable four nil victory, the most important aspect was the fact that the girls got a decent run out against quality opposition.
On Saturday, the newly formed under 9s were invited guests at a round robin tournament, kindly arranged by Coton FC. Sawston and Haddenham also took part in what turned out to be a very successful event, with all players keen to show off their skills. Most importantly though, it was smiles all round. Well done girls.
A great morning was had by all at Coton
Good luck to all the Girls teams who start their campaigns this weekend. Hopefully you can emulate the successes of last season
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