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Cambridge Cup Clash Countdown
CCCC = 13 Days
City renew acquaintances with ISFA in annual fixtures
Last Thursday, City Girls entertained two Independent Schools FA (ISFA) national representative teams under the floodlights at Huntingdon Town FC. As usual, the matches were a great advert for girls football and provided invaluable experience for all players involved. There was a share of the spoils.
The first match, involving our under 16s (left) went the way of our guests.
The second match saw our under 18s (right) secure a deserving victory.
Already looking forward to next year's meeting.
Eastern Region Women's Premier League
Cambridge City 4 : 0 AFC Dunstable
Another three points and a clean sheet helped maintain City’s position at the top of the league with a comfortable 4-0 win against AFC Dunstable. City started very brightly and were playing some decent football without being able to break the deadlock until Laura Mills produced a clever finish. The hosts dominated the play for the entire game but were lacking that cutting edge to score the goals their possession deserved but this was very much down to the resolute and hardworking defence of the visitors.
City went in at the break with just the one goal advantage but came out determined to score a few more goals and thanks to a long range effort from Charlotte Gillies the lead was doubled before Erin Davies managed to prod home from close range after a corner. The best goal of the game was scored just before the final whistle when Davies bagged herself a double when she smashed home from outside the penalty area with the last kick of the game.
The league leaders travel to Harlow Ladies next Sunday (2nd November). It is a 2pm kick off at Goffs Oak School, Cheshunt, EN7 5QW
Cambridge Rangers 2 : 5 Cambridge City (League Cup)
The Development side started this cup tie strong and took the lead on five minutes when Megan Tonks was first to react to a loose ball and rounded the home keeper before tapping home. Rangers drew level after half an hour when a mix up in the visitor's defence presented the Girton based team with a simple equaliser. After 38 minutes, it was the turn of the home side to take the lead when Erica Balskute drove home from the edge of the penalty area. Falling behind seemed to force City to step up another gear, which prompted a flurry of quick fire goals. Within a minute, the Development side were back on level terms when Yas Crow set up Tonks for her second, who made no mistake from twenty yards. Now back in full flow, the visiting Lilywhites took the lead again when Hannah Lock and Tonks combined to put Crow through who beat the Rangers keeper at the near post from an acute angle. To ensure a comfortable half time advantage, the Development side went further ahead when Lucy Hurst played in Rachel Littlewood down the left channel, allowing her to slot the ball home from ten yards. At the break, Cambridge were 4-2 up.
Megan Tonks in action for the City Development team
The second half was a very open affair with end to end football. Both sides had at least a couple of chances each to add to their tally. Although there was only one goal in the second period, it was a cracker and it came from Jade Powell who scored with a tremendous free kick from thirty yards. This sealed the victory for the Development side who now progress to the next round.
Linton Aztecs 2 : 11 Cambridge City
City proved much too strong for Linton, returning home with another three points and their 100% start to the season intact. Issy Bryant was top scorer with five, followed by Aime Fullwood (x3) Ellie Wilkerson (x2) with 'Player of the Match' Freya Standing also getting on the score sheet.
Parson Drove 0 : 8 Cambridge City
A trip into the Fens for the under 14As proved successful. Olivia Briffa, Jada Flatts and Liliana Oakes each grabbed themselves a brace and this was added to by a goal a piece from Ruby Want and Ruby Austin. Another clean sheet means that the team have yet to concede a goal in the league this season, amounting to almost six hours of football.
Peterborough Northern Star 0 : 0 Cambridge City
Also on the road were the under 14Bs, who negotiated the A14/A1 road works to play out a goalless draw against league newcomers Peterborough Northern Star. On a very cold morning, both sides put on a battling display - no doubt to help them keep warm!
Cambridge City 7 : 0 St Ives Rangers
The under 12s line up before they faced St Ives Rangers
A mixture of bright sun and a bitter wind welcomed St Ives to Netherhall on Saturday. Having started very brightly and secured a decent lead in the early stages of the match, City were never in danger of losing this league encounter, however, the visitors had several patches (especially in the second half) where they made the home side work very hard. A hat-trick from Yas Jackson and a brace from Kia- Louise Arnold was added to by goals from Poppy Todd and Amelia Thompson.
WILDCATS GOES INDOORS
The City Wildcats programme starts again this Friday (2nd Nov). We are in the warm during winter at Netherhall Sports Centre, Queen Ediths Way, Cambridge CB1 8NN, from 5pm to 6pm. All 5-11 year old girls welcome.
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