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.......................................Cambridge Cup Clash Countdown = 1 Day........................................
..........................It's going to be one of those 'I was there' sort of moments...........................
Eastern Region Women's Premier League
Harlow Town 2 : 5 Cambridge City
Within the opening ten minutes of this match, City had all but secured another three points towards their promotion push. It really was a quick fire start for the visitors. Shannon Shaw opened the Lilywhite's account on three minutes when she calmly rounded the keeper and prodded the ball home. Within a minute of the restart, goal machine Laura Mills had doubled the advantage when her solo effort from the left resulted in a low shot out of the reach of the home keeper. With City on fire and barely ten minutes on the clock, striker Bella Simmons was on hand to head home and in doing so she gave the home side a mountain to climb to get back into the game. In fairness to Harlow though, they knuckled down and enjoyed a fair bit of possession after City's initial onslaught, though their only real attempt on goal in the first half was well thwarted by Tee Mhunduru who produced a marvellous save.
City attacking the Harlow goalmouth
An Erin Davies free kick during the early stages of the second period saw the ball cross the line having first hit the underside of the bar. This made it four nil to the visitors. However, it wasn't long before the four goal advantage was reduced back to three when Harlow produced what was probably the best goal of the match, assuming it was a shot and not a cross! From wide right, the ball flew high over the City keeper's head, before dipping nicely under the crossbar. This prompted City full back Lauren Tomlinson to produce one of her trademark runs down the left before heading direct for goal and giving the keeper absolutely no chance with a fierce strike.
Towards the end of the match, an uncharacteristic hiccup at the back for City, provided the home side with the opportunity to claw another goal back, which they duly took. In reality though, this was against the run of play and was merely a second consolation goal for the hosts.
This was a good day at the office for City. With the exception of only a few brief periods, the Lilywhites were always in full control of the match and could easily have netted a few more times. It's now seven wins from seven games, confidence is high.
A break from league action next Sunday. FA Cup duties against local rivals Cambridge United Women to attend to. Everyone welcome to come along and cheer the Ladies on. It is a 1pm kick off at Trinity Old Field Sports Ground, Grange Road, Cambridge CB3 9AA. See you there!
Cambridge City 10 : 1 Pinchbeck United
A comfortable three points for City who remain top of their league thanks to an impressive goal difference. Goalscorers on Saturday were Issy Bryant x 5, Aime Fulwood x 4 and Aino Turunen. A good, solid display from the entire team.
Cambridge City 4 : 1 St Ives Rangers
To coin a phrase, this certainly was a game of two halves. The first half certainly belonged to City and they went in at half time having found the net four times, thanks to Sasha Tristram x 2 and Tiana Walker and Katie Levatt with one each. The visitors were more in contention in the second period and pulled a goal back but this what not enough to alter the course of the game. The City 'Player of the Match' award went to Bella Ely.
Cambridge City 11 : 1 ICA Sports (Peterborough)
Although City conceded their first goal of the campaign, it didn't tarnish the impressive way in which they secured all three points from their match against ICA. City are now one point behind league leaders Isleham, but with two games in hand.
Cambridge City 8 : 0 Saffron Walden (PSG)
A convincing home win for the under 14Bs over PSG moves them up to second position in the league. Madison Shanks got herself a hat trick. Evie White and Isobel Hayes each nabbed themselves a brace, whilst Keira Ball also found the net. Well done girls.
Cambridge City 3 : 1 St Ives Rangers
City increased their lead at the of the league to nine points by beating third place St Ives at Netherhall on Saturday morning. Emily White scored from the penalty spot to give her a brace. Daisy King was the other City scorer.
St Ives Rangers 0 : 14 Cambridge City
Saturday saw the girls on their travels again this week, facing a St Ives side who they had beaten 7-0 the previous week. City needed to be aware of the St Ives pressure and they dealt with this fantastically well throughout. Phoebe and Emma both kept clean sheets in goal and two great performances in defence from Jess and Libby allowed the forward players to play with freedom and confidence, doubling their goal tally from last week. Kia and Yas each netted four, Poppy and Bel grabbed themselves a couple each and there was a goal apiece for Issy and Phoebe. Next week, the girls travel to Spalding for the second round of the league cup.
Saffron Walden (PSG) v Cambridge City
As always, City started the game on the front foot and had several chances early on but the PSG keeper was in fine form and made some great saves. The girls were focusing on playing the ball out from the back and through the opposition and had a few chances using five or fewer passes to get the ball into the opposition area. The girls carried on with the pressure and finally scored just before half-time. At the break, the girls were tasked with focusing on not missing opportunities as we had done in previous games. They really went out in the second half and dominated again with constant pressure and managed to score several more goals. It was a great game to watch, with all the girls enjoying their football and great camaraderie between the two teams. A quick 'get well soon' message to the PSG keeper too, who had to be subbed off with a bloody nose.
Cambridge City v Saffron Walden (PSG)
The young Lilywhites keen to get down to business. Look at the smiles!
The young Lilywhites played hosts to Saffron Walden on Saturday. The football they produced was fantastic and was enjoyed by everyone who had the privilege to watch. Both teams played with beaming smiles on their faces. Well done girls!
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