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Cambridge City’s longest run in Women’s FA Cup is brought to an end

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Grace Stanley, right, scored for Cambridge City against Stourbridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
Grace Stanley, right, scored for Cambridge City against Stourbridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

Cambridge City’s run in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup was brought to an end by Stourbridge in the second round.

It was the first time that the Lilywhites had reached this stage of the competition, but Stourbridge took a 2-0 half-time lead through Esme Moran and an own goal.

With 20 minutes remaining, City pulled a goal back. Grace Stanley was quickest to react to a loose ball in the six-yard box.

City stayed in the game when keeper Sarah Hudson saved a penalty from Stourridge’s Courteney Murphy, and despite piling on the pressure, the hosts were unable to find an equaliser as the visitors held on for victory.

Meanwhile, Cambridge City Ladies and Girls chairman Paul Burling has been appointed to the board of the main club.

He joins Neil Midgley and Sid Cullum, who represent City’s youth and ParAbility teams respectively, to ensure all City’s teams have equal representation at board level.

City chairman Kevin Satchell said: “We are pleased to welcome Paul to the club board, he will represent the ladies and girls at the highest level of the football club and having been involved with the club for many years in different roles will be familiar to the majority of supporters. His knowledge and experience along with the ladies and girls as a whole, are a fantastic asset for the football club and we look forward to them joining us at our new stadium in Sawston.”

Burling added; “It’s my absolute pleasure to be able to take a place on the board at Cambridge City, via my role as chairman of the Ladies & Girls section of the club. I hope my experience can be used to take the club forward as we continue to prepare for the move to Sawston and beyond.”

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