|Ladies & Girls
We thought we'd slightly change the running order this week in order to congratulate our three teams who travelled to Bedford on Sunday for the Regional Futsal Finals. And yes, you've guessed it, all were successful; the under 10s, the under 12s and the under 14s. All three teams won their age group and will now represent City in the National Finals at Birmingham on Saturday 13th April. Well done Girls, a fantastic achievement against top opposition.
All smiles from the Under 10s and Under 12s who joined up for this photo
The Under 14s are off to Birmingham too!
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Cambridge City v Chesterton Eagles
The Under 11s continued their impressive form against near neighbours Chesterton. We are looking forward to next season when FA guidelines will allow us to report in more detail exactly how this group of girls have progressed.
St Ives 0 : 3 Cambridge City
Cambridge City 7 : 1 Isleham United
Peterborough Northern Star 0 : 8 Cambridge City
Burwell Tigers 2 : 6 Cambridge City
S-Tech Women's Premiership
Netherton United 1 : 3 Cambridge City
For the second week running, the game was spoilt by the wind; almost gale force in the first half. City kicked off against the wind and it was very difficult to simply run in to the wind let alone try to string some passes together. Netherton on the other hand, with the wind behind them, were unable to control their forward passes most of which ended up running through to the visitors keeper or going over the byline for a goal kick. Hence the first half was a very scrappy affair with neither side able to get the ball down and play football. However after ten minutes one piece of quality play by City produced the only goal of the first half. Emily Reed won the ball in midfield and picked out Becky Langthorne wide right on the touchline. Langthorne made space down the right before curling an excellent early ball around the back of the Netherton defence. Megan Tonks timed her run perfectly, took the ball in her stride and beat the home keeper from close range.
The wind dropped considerably during the half time interval and the second half was a much better game of football. The Lilywhites went two up early in second half when Megan Tonks won the ball from a Netherton goal kick and slotted the ball through to Yas Crow who side footed the ball home into the bottom left hand corner of the goal.
Netherton, who were quite prepared to play the ball out from the back and pass the ball through midfield, were causing City a few problems as they came back into the game and during a below par period, City gave away the ball far too often. It therefore came as no surprise when Netherton pulled a goal back with 10 minutes left to play. Hannah Lock in the City goal made a good full length save going down to her left but she could only parry the ball away. A Netherton forward picked up the loose ball and hit towards goal where Jade Powell deflected the ball in to her own goal trying to hack it off the goal line. It was now game on for the last ten minutes with Netherton looking the most likely to score. However, Cambridge showed their character and Megan Tonks had a great twenty five yard drive pushed around the post. With five minutes remaining, the game was made safe, when Philippa Witherspoon - making a welcome guest appearance - headed home a Rachel Pearce 'in swinging' corner at the far post.
It was a pity that the first half was spoilt by the wind as both teams are capable of getting the ball down on the ground and playing good football. The Development side now go to the top of the league after catching up on games with ICA Sports.
Eastern Region Women's Premier League
Colney Heath 0 : 4 Cambridge City
Cambridge City Ladies continued their unbeaten run in the Eastern Region Premier League with an excellent 4-0 away win at a blustery Colney Heath. Initially playing up the slope in gale force winds was never going to be easy but the visitors acquitted themselves very well and were playing some excellent football in the early stages. Both Carla Penny and Shannon Shaw were linking the play well and could have opened the scoring with chances but it was midfielder Erin Davies who put the visitors in front when she slotted home from close range to give City a deserved lead at half time.
City forward Shannon Shaw in full flight
With the benefit of the wind and slope in the second half, City were dominant throughout and never looked in any trouble. Sixteen year old Freya Standing was playing only her second game in the 1st team having impressed previously with City’s Development side and she wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet following her introduction as a substitute. Her non-stop running and tenacious attitude caused the Colney defence problems all second half and the goal was just reward to cap off an impressive individual performance. Davies was on target again shortly afterwards when her left foot shot made it three. Lolly Tomlinson wrapped the game up with the fourth and final goal of the game with a well struck shot low in to the corner.
Midfielder Erin Davies grabbed herself a brace to help City to a comfortable win
With City’s closest rival not playing, the three points gained at Colney further extended their lead at the top of the table and with six games to go the focus remains on maintaining that position come the end of the season. City are playing Brentwood and Wymondham away in their next two league games and with a local derby against Cambridge United in the County Cup Final sandwiched in between, there’s certainly lots to look forward to in the City camp.
Results and Fixtures
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