Cambridge City continue successful season
PUBLISHED: 06:55 12 May 2017
League titles and cup crowns for Lilywhites
Cambridge City had a weekend to remember as teams at all levels added to the trophy cabinet.
City’s under-15s travelled to St Ives for an S-Tech Girls’ League title decider as first faced second.
St Ives needed to win to force a play-off match, while anything less would give City the honours.
They started well but were unable to test the hosts’ keeper as the teams cancelled each other out.
However, St Ives went ahead through the first league goal that City had conceded all season.
After the break, St Ives missed a penalty and then with only a couple of minutes remaining, Ellie Allen reacted to a ball in the hosts’ area to stab home the equaliser.
And as the match finished 1-1, it gave City a fourth consecutive title.
City’s under-13s clinched a dramatic penalty shootout win over St Neots Town to lift the S-Tech League Cup.
The Lilywhites got off to a high tempo start in the match at Soham Town Rangers, and midway through the half a ball was threaded through for Amie Fullwood to chase on to, shake off a defender and drill home.
St Neots were back on level terms before half time, turning in a corner at the back post.
The sides could not be separated as it finished 1-1 after extra time, and penalties were the order of the day.
And City keeper Rachel Barker was the hero as she saved two of St Neots’ first four penalties, with Ella Compton’s successful attempt earning City a 4-2 spot-kick success to lift the cup.
City’s under-11s (Whites) also won their S-Tech League Cup final.
They have enjoyed a successful first season, and were aiming to cap it off with some silverware.
And they made it 23 wins from 23 games to clinch the cup with a 6-1 victory over Netherton United.
In league action, City’s under-12s kept alive their hopes of the 12A title with a 6-1 win at Netherton United.
The hosts’ keeper was in inspired form in the first half to keep City at bay by producing a number of top saves.
It was only an unstoppable shot from Tiana Walker that beat her, and gave City a 1-0 lead at half time.
Walker went on to complete her hat-trick in the second half – and jointly earned her the player-of-the-match award with Lauren Greaves, who scored one. Bella Ely struck twice, and City now need two wins to draw level at the top of the table to force a play-off game.
Cambridge City ladies completed their title-winning East Region Women’s Football League, Division One season with a 2-0 win at Hutton.
Goals from Robyn Phillips and Bella Simmons secured the victory to leave them 16 points clear of second.
They complete their season this Sunday when they face Haringey Borough in the ERWFL League Cup.