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Ladies and Girls weekly round up (36)
Posted by Chris Mosley
May 13, 2019, 21:18

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Four cup final victories in three days! City Ladies and Girls have just celebrated a 'Wonderful Winning Weekend'



Everyone connected with the Club would like to congratulate not just those involved with the recent successes over the weekend, but also all other teams within the female side of the Club. Your list of achievements over the last few years is truly astonishing. Long may it continue.


Friday

On Friday, the Under 16s kicked off proceedings when they travelled to St Neots FC to face Glinton and Northborough in an evening fixture. Having already secured the league title, City went in search of the double. They found it! A superb performance resulted in a 5-1 victory.

The Captain's handshake

Freya Goddard (out of picture) beats the keeper to add to City's tally

The Lilywhites quickly raced into a two goal lead. The team from the north of the county pulled a goal back and although there were brief spells where City needed to be on their guard, the league champions gradually asserted their authority on the game which ultimately led to a comfortable win. This was a fitting end to a remarkable season. The City scorers were: Issy Bryant (x2) Aime Fullwood, Ceri Flye and Freya Goddard.

Job done!


Saturday

On Saturday, Newmarket Town FC hosted two City finals. The first match saw the Under 12s take on local rivals Coton.

The under 12s warming up before their contest with Coton

Two very good teams up against each other. Coton took the lead against the run of play. Confidence is very high in the City camp, such that they knew that they were capable of responding. It wasn't long before City levelled and then took the lead. All the squad performed exceptionally well on the day, but striker Yas Jackson hit the headlines when she grabbed herself a hat-trick. Crista Ganado scored the other.

Nothing better than a goal to generate smiles

The rain cannot dampen their celebrations

A good spectacle to watch. Lovely football. The final result was City 4 : 1 Coton, which meant that the League and Cup double was in the bag for the Under 12s.


After the need for sunglasses for watching the Under 12s, the Under 11s match against ICA Sports of Peterborough was delayed for 15 minutes to allow torrential rain to pass - and then to allow the teams to dry out a little after their warm up.

The final team talk from Will and Katie before kick off

Determination with a capital 'D'

The wait for the action was well worth it though, with both teams contributing to a very impressive display, though it must be said that the fluidity of City's passing stood out and was exceptional in places. This team has come a very long way over the last year, especially when you consider that most of the girls are playing up a year too. Goals from Elouise (x2) Bryony and Scarlet resulted in a victory for these young Lilywhites. This Cup will sit nicely next to the National Futsal Cup that they secured last weekend at St Georges Park.

The trophy belongs to City's under 11s


Sunday

The fourth and final Cup decider of the weekend involved the Ladies travelling to the County Ground at Letchworth to face Bedford Town in the ERWFL League Cup Final.

Formalities

On paper, City were the firm favourites and having already beaten the opposition once this season, they were in confident mood. There lies the first reminder - cup finals are entities of their own and nothing should be taken for granted. To prove this, City were two goals behind after five minutes, not the most ideal start to a final but in fairness, Bedford were worthy of their lead; they'd come out of the blocks at full pelt. Time for City to focus and dig in. Time to impose their strengths and force Bedford onto the back foot. Luckily, there was still plenty of time. After 30 minutes, City were awarded a free kick midway in Bedford's half. Amy Reed floated the ball into space in front of the keeper. The ball deceived many, including the keeper and Megan Tonks was on hand in the six yard box to turn in from close range. The shift in authority had started. Ideally, City would have liked to have levelled the score before the break, but that was not to be.

City came out for the second period much more fired up - no doubt having received a few words of encouragement from the management! A more attacking set up quickly paid dividends and City started to impose themselves more. A few half chances came and went before ex-Bedford player Hannah Bodily levelled the score midway through the half when her looping shot from outside of the box beat the keeper. City were now the team more likely to score again, but Bedford are well organised and were by no means out of it. City were making good use of the wide areas and came close several times, but couldn't quite find that killer strike before the referee blew for full time.

Keeper Tee Mhunduru is swamped with appreciation

Thirty minutes of extra time failed to produce any further goals and it was to be the dreaded penalty shoot out that was to be the decider. After Mosley, Shaw, Tomlinson and Tonks found the net for City, Bedford's second failure with their fourth kick prompted mass celebrations from the Lilywhites who ran to congratulate keeper Tee Mhunduru who had expertly saved Bedford's first penalty. City had just secured the League and Cup double..........and deservedly so! What a remarkable season! Just one game left for the Ladies, a final league match away next Sunday, against Bedford no less. Complacency will not be an issue.

The 'Double' is now complete



Away from cup action........


Under 14Bs

Swavesey Spartans 2 : 0 Cambridge City

City's final match of the season was arguably their most difficult of all, a trip to top of the table (and league winners) Swavesey Spartans. City put in a good performance but unfortunately they were on the wrong side of a 2 : 0 score line. This team has progressed very well this season and should be proud of finishing in a very respectable third spot.


Development

Riverside 0 : 8 Cambridge City

The final league match for the Ladies Development team involved a trip north to Peterborough to play Riverside. The Lilywhites secured the title (and promotion) a couple of weeks ago, so this fixture was used to prepare for their forthcoming Women's League Cup Final on Thursday (16th) against Cambridge University, which will be played at St Neots FC, KO 7.30 pm. A comfortable 8 : 0 victory added the final three points of the season to their hugely impressive league tally. Scorers for City were: Bella Simmons (x2), Becky Langthorne (x2) Yas Crow, Lucy Hurst, Anna Kanz, and Emily Reed.




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