Cambridge City Ladies primed for new Eastern Region Women’s Football League season

PUBLISHED: 12:28 18 August 2018

Cambridge City Ladies

Cambridge City Ladies

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Lilywhites kick off new campaign against Peterborough Northern Star on August 19

Cambridge City Ladies have made a number of new additions to their squad as they gear up for their second season in the Eastern Region Women’s Football League, Premier Division.

In their maiden campaign in the division last year, they earned a second-place finish, only one point off top spot which was taken by Billericay Town.

City have added to their numbers for the forthcoming campaign, with midfielder Hannah Bodily arriving from Bedford Ladies, forward Shannon Shaw joining from March Town Ladies, defender Becky Langthorne switching from AFC Dunstable and midfielder Sofia Castiglione back at City from Ipswich under-21s.

There is also hope that players from the under-16s, such as Ceri Flye, will make the step up to the first-team fold during the season.

City manager Tim Rapley said: “Having missed out by just one point last season, we will be aiming to go one better.

“We have strengthened this year as have a number of other clubs in the division so are expecting it to be very competitive.

“It is a tough first game of the season away this Sunday [August 19] at Peterborough Northern Star, who have transferred over from the East Midlands Regional League (Premier Division).

“We’re looking forward to competing in the FA Cup, first qualifying round away at Newmarket on August 26 and defending our Cambs Invitation Cup.

“And our development team will be hoping to compete at the top end of the S-Tech Premiership Division.”

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