Bella Simmons on target in Cambridge City win
Lilywhites warm up for FA Cup tie
Bella Simmons proved the match-winner for Cambridge City Ladies as they warmed up for this weekend’s Women’s FA Cup tie by beating AFC Dunstable.
In the Eastern Region, Premier League match, City made an assured start as Carla Penny’s strong run ended with the cross being turned in at the near post by a Dunstable defender.
The lead was doubled when Simmons robbed a Dunstable defender before jinking inside to hit a curled chip over the keeper.
Dunstable fought back in the second half to put City on the back foot and pulled a goal back from inside the area. But they looked dangerous in attack and worked tirelessly in defence and midfield to secure all three points.
City now host Women’s Premier League side Ipswich Town in the FA Cup, third qualifying round this Sunday.
Cambridge United Women warmed up for their FA Cup clash with Norwich by beating Haringey Borough 12-2 in the Women’s Premier League, South East Division One.
Amber Cantwell, Amy Howlett and Kelley Blanchflower all scored hat-tricks and Laura Gibson, Laura Bright and Emma Jenkins got one apiece.
In S-Tech Women’s Premiership, Cambridge City Development secured a 3-0 win against Cambridge University Women.
Louise Irvine was causing problems up front and had an effort well saved before Erin Fox broke the deadlock from close range.
The lead was doubled when Ellie Cullum was quickest to react to a goalmouth scramble and coolly side-footed home.
And they completed the win midway through the second half as Cullum set up Molly White to score with a well-placed drive.
Mo Want and Katie Stancombe bagged braces for Cambridge City as they won 7-3 against Histon Hornets in the S-Tech Under-17 League Cup.
Player-of-the-match Katie Crook and Jessie-Mae Daniels were also on target, while the scoring was completed by an own goal.
And Cambridge City under-13 B secured a 3-1 penalty win over Milton, as the cup tie finished 1-1 after extra time.