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Cambridge City 12 : 0 AFC Sudbury
The City Ladies were amongst the goals against AFC Sudbury as they eased to a 12-0 victory which puts them back on top of the league thanks to their goal difference. The goals were shared around with eight separate scorers; there were doubles for Shannon Shaw, Charlotte Gillies, Carla Penny & Erin Davies with one each coming from Laura Mills, Hannah Bodily, Anna Goggin & Bella Simmons.
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City striker Shannon Shaw grabbed herself two cracking goals against Sudbury
The hosts started well and were in front within three minutes and never looked back, racing in to a five nil lead by half-time. The task was made much harder for the visitors from Suffolk as they lost a couple of players to injury before the break and were reduced to ten players. City played some great football and were dominant throughout but great credit must go to Sudbury for their work rate and commitment despite the score line.
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Cambridge City 8 : 1 ICA Sports (Peterborough)
City Development started on the front foot against league leaders ICA and scored twice in the first eight minutes to signal their intentions. Jade Powell opened the scoring after five minutes when she headed home a Rachel Pearce corner. Three minutes later, it was two nil when Anna Kanz won the ball near her own eighteen yard box and played a perfect ball forty yards out of defence to Ellie Cullum who moved the ball on first time to Megan Tonks on the edge of the ICA box. In typical fashion, Tonks held off a strong challenge and slotted the ball home into the bottom left hand corner. The Development side were now playing some of their best football of the season and the visitors were unable to cope with the pace and movement of the home side.
Midway through the first half, it was three nil to City when Freya Standing, playing wide right, picked up a through ball and hit a first time cross to Tonks on the edge of the box. Tonks turned quickly and having evaded her marker, she was left with a free run on goal. Tonks went on to complete her hat trick soon afterwards when she guessed correctly where a goal kick was going and having rounded their keeper, she rolled the ball in to an empty net. Just before half time, who else but Tonks was on hand to make it 5-0 when the ICA keeper fumbled a shot and the 'in form' City striker was on hand to drive the ball home from close range.
Player of the Match Anna Kanz makes another pinpoint pass
In the second half, ICA defended deeper and were technically much better than in the first period. However, they still couldn't stop the Development team from increasing their lead after 54 minutes when Freya Standing hit a worldie strike from twenty five yards, capping another excellent performance with a well deserved goal. Almost immediately from the kick off, ICA netted a consolation goal when Carmen Herridge was allowed to nip in and score. Midway through the second half, more combination play between Ellie Cullum and Tonks saw the striker complete her nap hand. Towards the end, Jade Powell completed her brace when, for the second time in the match, she headed home another Rachel Pearce corner.
At full time, City were deserving of their 8 : 1 victory. This was probably the best team display of the season so far, with the whole team producing a stellar performance, just when it was needed. Their efforts were rightly rewarded. The win means that City leap frog ICA and go top of the league.
The Player of the Match award was a difficult call, with lots of contenders, but in the end, it was given to Anna Kanz, who was absolutely superb throughout.
Cambridge City 7 : 1 Isleham United
City came into this top of the table clash not having played since before Christmas, so the management team were mindful that tired legs may present themselves, late in the game. Both teams were unbeaten in the league so far, so potentially it was anyone's game.
The homeside started the stronger, by a decent margin, but although they had lots of the early possession they didn't really test the visiting keeper.
However, from the moment City hit the post with the keeper beaten, the Lilywhites never really looked back. The goals soon started to flow, firstly from Aime Fullwood who delivered a delightful shot from within the box. Her second soon followed, when she was gifted the opportunity from an unselfish Freya Standing. Two nil. Hard work from Cerys Want on the right led to Issy Bryant getting her opener, comfortably slotting past the keeper. The fourth goal was provided by Standing who impressively flicked the keeper with her back to the goal. Bryant added the final goal of the first period when she latched on to a superbly executed through ball. A comfortable lead at half time and the visitors were probably grateful of the break.
The second period was little different to the first really, with regards to possession, though only two further goals followed. Goal number six came from Bryant who beautifully found the net from 35 yards. Amazing power and accuracy from such distance. Not to be outdone by this, Standing added the seventh with a similar wonder strike.
Action from the under 16s impressive win over Isleham
City expended a lot of energy on their way to such a handsome lead and perhaps it was to be expected that Isleham would take advantage of some tiredness late on in the game. During this period, the visitors pinched a consolation goal with a well taken strike that Sally Phelps in the City goal had no chance of reaching.
City manager Gemma Clare was full of praise for her team. A great performance from all of them. The Player of the Match award went to Aino Turunen, who constantly found the right pass and was excellent in her decision making. She was very impressive.
The under 16s are now the only unbeaten team in the league. They have the best strike rate and the meanest defence. With three games in hand over the leaders Glinton and only three points behind them, things are looking good for this immensely talented side.
Saffron Walden (PSG) 0 : 5 Cambridge City
The under 15s before they got down to business at Saffron Walden
A trip to Herberts Farm playing fields in Essex proved fruitful for the under 15s, returning home with three valuable league points from a comfortable victory. This was an ideal warm up in readiness for an important match at league title rivals ICA Sports (Peterborough) next week.
The City scorers were: Bella Ely x2, Tiana Walker, Katie Levatt, and Yael Benjamin
Cambourne United 0 : 10 Cambridge City
City reached double figures without reply at Cambourne on Saturday to cement further their position at the top of the league. It looks like it will once again be a two horse race between City and second placed Coton for the league title.
The City scorers were: Ruby Austin x2, Jada Flatts x2, Ruby Want x2, Emily Lucas, Ella McDonald-Marks, Hannah Simpson and Rosina Summers
Finally, the under 12s had a game in 2019, with an away trip to Cambourne. City started with a high intensity and scored after just 28 seconds through Crista. With City playing some of their best football this season, getting the ball on the floor and passing it around beautifully, the highlight of the game came in the first half when Poppy decided to hit a strike from outside the box on the half volley and watched it fly into the back of the net. Poppy was probably the most surprised of anyone! City ended up 12-0 winners.
The City scorers were: Poppy x3, Kia x 2, Yas x2 Crista x2, Bel and Phoebe with one each, plus an own goal. Incredibly, this young talented team have scored 75 goals so far this season and conceded just one. Next week itís Swavesey at home.
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