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City to host Girls pre-season tournament
Keep checking our social media........ We are soon to announce the details of our first ever pre-season Girls football tournament, that will take place in early September. We have a fantastic day of football planned for the players and great opportunities for local companies to advertise their businesses whilst also supporting local football. Full details will be published soon.
Eastern Region Women's Premier League
Cambridge City 3 : 2 Colney Heath
The Lilywhites maintain their position at the top of the Eastern Region Premier League with a hard fought 3-2 victory.
Despite creating most of the chances and playing the majority of the game in the opposition’s half, City had to work extremely hard to break down a resolute and very well organised Colney Heath side to take all three points. City were pegged back twice having gone in front with a cracker from midfielder Hannah Bodily and a clever finish from 'in form' Bella Simmons.
Colney’s first equaliser was prodded home on the stroke of half time and their second came from a penalty after 16 year old debutant goalkeeper Sally Phelps had previously saved brilliantly to deny a certain goal.
It was a nervous finish for the hosts, as chances came and went due to a combination of solid defending and great goal keeping from the visitors. The winner was struck with 15 minutes to go when Shannon Shaw was on hand to tap home from close range after good work from Simmons, much to the delight and relief of City players and supporter alike.
Sally Phelps (right) made a very impressive goalkeeping debut for the Ladies on Sunday. She was kept busy throughout but showed no signs of any nerves. Well done Sally.
Cambs S-Tech Women's League Cup
Cambridge City 4 : 1 St Ives Town Development
City Development got off to a flying start and took the lead after seven minutes. Freya Standing’s header from a Sarah Mosley corner was blocked on the line and Yas Crow was first to react and stab the ball home. City had the better of the chances kicking into a strong wind but it took until the 37th minute to increase their lead. Freya Standing picked up a loose ball and ran through the St Ives defence unchallenged and slotted the ball home. At the break it remained two nil to the hosts.
Action from the Development Team's cup tie against local rival St Ives
City started the second half much like they started the first, when Megan Tonks made it 3-0 after fifty minutes. With the strong wind now behind them, the Lilywhites dominated the second period but still there were occasions when balls were over hit and ran comfortably through to the visiting keeper. On 75 minutes, the game was made safe with almost a repeat of the first goal but this time it was Freya Standing who headed home from another Sarah Mosley corner. St Ives scored a consolation goal with five minutes left to play with a shot from long range.
The strong, cold wind made the playing conditions difficult throughout but credit to both teams who got the ball down and tried to play football at every opportunity.
The Player of the Match award went to Freya Standing for her brace of goals and attacking flair, never frightened to take on her marker.
ICA Sports (Peterborough) 2 : 3 Cambridge City
The under 15s travelled north to Peterborough on Saturday morning, in the knowledge that anything less than a victory would probably mean that their title hopes would be over. However, they also knew that if they played their upbeat passing game, then they were in with a good shout against the more direct local side. So it was very much 'game on'. Both teams started a little cautiously, with very few clear cut chances early on. City had the higher percentage of possession but failed to make it count. ICA are very quick on the counter attack and it was such a move that led to the opening goal, when a ball found itself behind the City defence. Despite a challenge, the ICA striker confidently rounded the City keeper near the edge of her box and scored into an empty net. At the break, City were still trailing to the only goal of the half.
City's half time team talk was very much a case of asking the girls to continue doing exactly what they had been doing in the first half and when the chances came (knowing that they would) to have the confidence to take them.
City winger Jess Wood flying high during the top of the table clash at ICA Sports
On 55 minutes, City equalised, when winger Bella Ely found the bottom left hand corner with her right foot. This signalled the start of a period of dominance from the visiting team, who were fully aware that they needed a win, not just a share of the points. With City starting to continually pin ICA into their own half, Aime Fullwood put the Lilywhites in front, having weaved past a couple of defenders on the edge of the six yard box and placing her shot just inside the keeper's near post. Things were looking favourable for City, but ICA were not in the mood to allow City an easy ride. It wasn't long before the home side had levelled the score at two apiece after City had failed to clear a low cross from the left which provided an easy 'tap in' at the far post. Many teams would have dropped their heads at this point, but not City - they used it to their advantage and knowing what was at stake, they stepped up yet another gear.
With five minutes left, City got a deserving third goal when Sasha Tristram was in the right place at the right time, stabbing the ball home from close range. Now it was time to defend. Reverting to a back four, City robustly dealt with a last ditch surge by the home side, including a last minute free kick on the edge of the box. This was comfortably caught by City keeper Rachel Barker. Soon afterwards, the referee blew for full time.
Both teams are fortunate enough to be packed with very talented players and they all played their part in a very entertaining match - a great advert for girls football. The season is still very much alive for both teams. It is likely to get very interesting.
March Town Athletic 0 : 8 Cambridge City (League Cup)
City progressed through to the semi finals of the under 14 League Cup with a comfortable away victory at March Town. They will now face Coton on 2nd of March.
Scorers for City were: Jada Flatts x3, Ruby Austin x2, Ella McDonald-Marks, Hannah Simpson and Ruby Want.
Cambridge City 0 : 1 Pinchbeck United (League Cup)
A surprise home defeat to Pinchbeck in the League Cup, means that City can now focus fully on their League campaign. Good luck to the visitors from Lincolnshire in the next round.
Cambridge City 14 : 0 Swavesey Spartans
For the first time this season, City faced Swavesey Spartans. With 13 girls available for the match, it allowed the home side to give Phoebe some well deserved game time out on pitch after her excellent and consistent performances in goal. Libby and Biz braved the gloves but neither had a save to make as the defence stood strong throughout and made it nine consecutive clean sheets. Going forward, the girls have started performing at an even higher level in 2019 and this performance was up there with the best. The spectators witnessed some lovely goals. Crista, Yas and Kia each grabbed themselves a hat-trick, whilst Issy, Phoebe, Jess and Amelia also found the net. An own goal added to the score line. Another successful morning for this talented group. Credit too to Swavesey, who battled to the very end. A big match next Saturday for the under 12s when they host ICA Sports (Peterborough) in the semi-final of the league cup. Why not come along and watch: 11:30 kick off at Netherhall School.
Cambridge City v Haddenham Rovers
City were second out of the traps at the start, allowing the hosts to take advantage of greater possession. Haddenham got their rewards, albeit an own goal by City, conceded from a corner. The shock of going behind seemed to kick start the Lilywhites into action and they started playing better football and working together more as a team. Scoring a couple of quick goals settled their nerves somewhat and they soon took control of the match. An entertaining fixture - well done to both teams.
Saffron Walden (PSG) v Cambridge City
The youngest City girls, the under 9s, were in action in Essex on Saturday, when they made the journey to play Saffron Walden (PSG). What a performance from the girls it was too. Some fantastic football played and some great goals scored. Credit to a battling, spirited PSG side also. A great advert for girls football.
City under 9s prepare to take a corner against PSG
Results and Fixtures
To keep a check on results and fixtures for all our teams, including their league positions, click on 'Ladies and Girls' from the main website menu and select the team you want.
The Club are pleased to announce that we have recently launched our new Facebook page. This will compliment our Website and Twitter social media platforms. They are all designed to help keep you updated with all that is happening at the Club. Enjoy and share!
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