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Eastern Region Women's Football League - Premier Division
Royston Town 0 : 3 Cambridge City
Having secured the title last week, City made the shortest away trip of the season to Hertfordshire on Sunday to face near rivals and second placed Royston Town. Rain greeted the Lilywhites at Garden Walk, but nothing was going to dampen their understandable high spirits. The visitors got off to an ideal start when Shannon Shaw was on hand to head home from a corner as early as the third minute when the home keeper could only half clear. In the period that followed, both sides delivered some entertaining football, though it was City who showed more professionalism and composure in their build up play. During the first half, Royston were restricted to only a couple of half chances in front of goal. Although City could have added to their tally, they went into the break with just the one goal advantage.
The second half very much belonged to City, moving the ball about with confidence and putting on a polished display that you would expect from the league champions. The home side were not yet beaten though and had several counter attacks that required the tightest defence in the league to be on their guard against.
Player of the Match Erin Davies on the ball for City
Two goals in a five minute spell just after the hour mark gave City their just rewards. Firstly, a precise long ball from Sarah Mosley down the left flank found Shaw, who, having got to the ball first, cut inside, made further ground and drilled the ball low to the left of the keeper. The third and final goal was a beauty. Receiving a diagonal ball across the box, Freya Standing controlled at shoulder height before spinning her marker and then delivered a superb strike with her left foot across goal, giving the keeper little chance. From here on in, City were never in any danger. They managed the game very well and at times were exceptional. Their use of the wide areas was proving very tricky for the home side to deal with.
The safe hands of City keeper Tee Mhunduru
This was a good game to watch. Both sides are packed with talent and both sides contributed to the entertainment, well done. City take a break from league action next Sunday when their attention turns to a home league cup semi final encounter against Harlow Town. Everyone is welcome. A 2pm kick off at Trinity.
But don't forget that the Development team face Fulbourn Institute on Thursday evening in the Women's Junior Invitation Cup Final at Histon FC. Kick off is 7.30 pm. Would be great to see you there!
Cambridge City 3 : 0 Glinton and Northborough
Sally Phelps in the City goal helped the under 16s keep a clean sheet
City scorers: Ceri Flye, Aime Fullwood and Issy Bryant
Cambridge City 7 : 0 Isleham United (League Cup Final)
City made no mistake when they faced Isleham in the first Girls' League Cup Final of the season. A goal in the first minute set them up nicely on their way to a comfortable victory. Isleham battled throughout, but it turned out to be City's night under the floodlights at Soham Town Ranger's Julius Martin Lane ground. Congratulations to all connected with the team.
The under 14s get their hands on the League Cup
City scorers: Ruby Austin x 3, Jada Flatts x 2, Hannah Simpson and Ruby Want.
St Ives Rangers 1 : 2 Cambridge City
City under 13s travelled to St Ives on Saturday in search of continuing the perfect league season, however it was far from the perfect start!!
Unavailability and injury had already prompted a couple of call ups from the under 12s. Late arrivals, poor satnav instructions and forgotten boots meant a much changed line up. Grassroots football at its best!!
St Ives started like a team on a mission but the early chances fell City’s way, albeit without success. Then, slightly against the run of play, St Ives took the lead via a huge deflection off Millie Fairbrass's knee from a cross/shot on the St Ives left. City continued to huff and puff but failed to put away countless chances or didn’t get the rub of the green with important decisions, meaning they went into the break trailing 1-0.
City are blessed with exceptionally good keepers throughout all age groups
In the second half, City continued to dominate. Jess Chaloner was influential in front of the defence, Lucy Short started dictating play in the middle of the park, while Emily White started to bring City’s wingers into play, Surely it was only a matter of time before City got back into the game.
City came from a goal down to win 2-1 at St Ives
Finally, after Ruby Want and Lucy Short had cut through the St Ives midfield with a fast paced passing move, Lucy Short scored her 17th goal of the season to draw City level.
City girls sensed that victory could be theirs and with it the chance to continue this great league run. More City chances came and went before another break from Short and Want in midfield ended up with the ball at Erin Burling’s feet in the right back channel. She beat the defender before scoring in the far corner to send the parents and management team wild on the touchline!!
A disallowed goal for offside failed to stop City in their relentless search for a third goal but it just wouldn’t come, leaving a very tense final few minutes for all.
Come the final whistle, the girls had dug deep to get the result their play deserved. This was a great all round team performance. All the squad played their part in making it 15 wins out of 15 in the league this season.
City played hosts to Haddenham at Girton on Saturday. More great reports on how they are developing. Both teams gave their parents plenty to cheer about. Well done to the young Lilywhites!
Some Cup Final dates for your diary. Once again, City are hugely represented.
Women's Junior Invitation Cup Final
Cambridge City Dev v Fulbourn Institute
Thurs 11th April 7:30pm Kick off at Histon FC
Under 11s (7 v 7) ICA Sports v Cambridge City
Sat 11th May 1:15pm Kick off at Newmarket Town FC
Under 12s (9 v 9) Cambridge City v Coton
Sat 11th May 11:45am Kick off at Newmarket Town FC
Under 13s (9 v 9) Netherton v ICA Sports
Sat 11th May 10am Kick off at Newmarket Town FC
Under 15s (11 v 11) Cambridge City v ICA Sports
Thurs 25th April 7:30pm Kick off at St Ives Town FC
Under 16s (11 v 11) Cambridge City v Glinton & Northborough
Fri 10th May 7:45pm Kick off at Newmarket Town FC
Results and Fixtures
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