Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United Women to do battle in FA Cup
First-round draw pits rivals against each other
Cambridge City Ladies and Cambridge United Women have been pitted against each other in the first round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
City’s progress came after a 1-0 win over Acle United in the third qualifying round.
The Lilywhites got off to the best possible start, with Laura Mills put through on the left after two minutes, and her electric pace was complimented by a calmness in front of goal as she slotted home.
City were playing some entertaining football to put the hosts under pressure, and could have been further ahead at half time.
Acle changed their shape after the break to put City under greater pressure. Having worked hard defensively, City got a slice of luck when the hosts hit the post and crossbar in the dying seconds.
However, City sealed the win to book their place in the first round for the first time in their history.
United reached the first round after a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Stevenage as the match finished 2-2 after extra time.
Kelley Blanchflower gave United a 1-0 lead first-half lead, and Millie Coupar got the second after the break.
However, Stevenage struck twice to take the game to extra time, and when the teams still could not be separated, it went to penalties, and the U’s won 4-2 on spot-kicks.
The tie will be played on Sunday, November 11 at 1pm at Trinity College sports ground.
Megan Tonks bagged a brace for Cambridge City Development as they won 3-0 against ICA Sports in the S-Tech League Women’s Premiership.
Tonks glanced in the first from a Lucy Hurst corner in the first half.
After the break, keeper Hannah Lock had to pull off a great save to maintain City’s lead, which was doubled when Rachel Littlewood drove home from 10 yards.
City sealed their win through Tonks’ second, from 18 yards.