Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United Women boost hopes of staying in FA Women's National League, Division One South East
Cambridge City Ladies have secured an important league and cup double in the past week.
Last Wednesday, Karly Tolentino and Shannon Shaw scored twice each and Charlotte Gillies and Laura Mills got one goal apiece as the Lilywhites lifted the S-Tech Cambs FA Women’s Invitation Cup with a 6-0 win over Histon Ladies.
Equally as important, though, was their 3-1 win over Norwich City in the FA Women’s National League, Division One South East.
Norwich took the lead after nine minutes, despite City making the brighter start.
However, Gillies chipped in the equaliser after 24 minutes and Tolentino was on hand to give City the lead on the half-hour. Gillies got her second to make it 3-1 not long into the second half to wrap up the win.
It moves City closer to safety with games in hand over their rivals and nine matches remaining.
Cambridge United edged closer to safety after a 2-1 win over Stevenage.
With just one point separating the sides going into the game, Stevenage took the lead after 19 minutes and held on to their advantage into the second half.
But United were back on level terms in the 56th minute when Amber Cantwell’s inswinging delivery was headed home by Faith Hewitt.
Seventeen minutes later, the U’s had what turned out to be the winner.
Emma Jenkins’ fierce cross was pushed out by the Stevenage keeper, but it fell to Kelley Blanchflower, who made no mistake with her finish.
United are now eighth in the table.