Cambridge City secure Eastern Region Women’s League, Division One title
PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 April 2017
Lilywhites earn back-to-back promotions
Cambridge City Ladies secured their second successive promotion by clinching the Eastern Region Women’s League, Division One title with a 10-0 victory over Silver End.
After a slow start, they finally opened the scoring when Charlotte Gillies’ cross from the right was turned into her own net by a Silver End defender.
City increased their lead to 2-0 through Sarah Mosley, but despite their domination against nine players, clear-cut chances were not that easy to create and it remained 2-0 at half time.
But the floodgates opened in the second half as the hosts launched attack after attack.
Mosley got a second and Carla Penny and Philippa Witherspoon also got two apiece, while Gillies, Stacey Fullicks and Robyn Phillips, with her first of the season, wrapped up the win and with it the league title and promotion.
It means City will be in the Eastern Region, Premier Division next season.
Goals from Erin Fox, Morgan Want and Molly White helped Cambridge City to a 3-1 win over Histon Hornets in S-Tech Girls League, Division 16A.
The result means City need one point from their remaining two games to win the league title.
Sofia Castiglione had a crucial role as first-placed Cambridge City won 2-0 against second-placed St Ives Rangers in the Under-15 League.
City started the better, taking the game to the visitors from the off and the pressure told when Castiglione’s free kick was glanced into the net off the head of a St Ives defender.
The hosts almost doubled their lead before the break, but saw an effort hit the underside of the bar.
St Ives had more possession after the break, but they were unable to capitalise on their chances.
And the game was wrapped up by City when Castiglione stepped up to float in another free kick that went straight in.
Castiglione was named player of the match for her work rate, tenacity, skill and application.
Amie Fullwood and Katie Levitt both notched doubles as Cambridge City won 8-0 against Hungate Rovers in 13A.
Hungate only had six players because of illness and holidays, so City initially started with nine.
They went 2-0 up through Fullwood and player-of-the-match Jess Woods, but with the additional numbers not fair on Hungate, City withdrew two players to make it a more even game.
Hungate battled on, but City were 3-0 up by the break after a second goal for Fullwood.
After half time, Levitt scored twice and Kayleigh Peters, Tiana Walker and Milly Struthers, with her first goal of the season, got one apiece to complete the win.