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Emma Owens fires Cambridge City III to victory over club-mates




Cambridge City's Laura Letchford in red and Katie Maude-Barker in blue. Picture: Stuart Rye (47271450)
Cambridge City's Laura Letchford in red and Katie Maude-Barker in blue. Picture: Stuart Rye (47271450)

Emma Owens proved to be the difference as Cambridge City III won 4-0 against City IV in the women's mini league.

The thirds dominated play, but the fourths were not without their chances, with Hannah Roberts and Grace Evans going close.

However, Owens was the dominant force in midfield, scoring all four goals.

She broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute, picking up Xanthe Farman’s cross on the penalty spot and firing in off the post.

Laura Letchford supplied the pass that put Owens in for her second, as she took the ball over her shoulder in one smooth movement to finish low to the left.

In the second half, Owens completed her hat-trick after latching on to Charlotte Rye’s pass to beat the keeper in a one-on-one.

The scoring was completed when Owens got her fourth from a loose ball after a penalty corner.

City III men got the better of City IV in a 10-goal thriller.

Blake Elliot put City III ahead with a far post tap-in, and Alex Johnson doubled their advantage with a brilliant strike from a tight angle into the top corner.

Hamish Leslie gave City IV hope before half time, deflecting in a ‘hit-and-hope’ cross.

Dilip Goyal finished off Dougie Rice’s pass to make it 3-1, but Ben Hudson converted two penalty corners in quick succession to make it 3-3.

Phoebe Charnley hitting the ball for Cambridge City III. Picture: Simon Webb (47271441)
Phoebe Charnley hitting the ball for Cambridge City III. Picture: Simon Webb (47271441)

Goyal responded with two goals in quick succession from penalty corners to complete his hat-trick to make it 5-3.

Rice completed City III’s scoring to make it 6-3, with Tom Butler getting a late consolation after a solo run for City IV as it ended 6-4.

Doug McLeod hit four goals as City V won 6-0 against Royston III.

There were no goals in the first half, despite City having the bulk of possession.

Three minutes into the second half, McLeod broke the deadlock from an acute angle.

It opened the floodgates as Maxim Vreeswijk rounded the keeper and crossed for McLeod to score into an open goal.

Simon Webb made it 3-0 through a penalty corner, and then blocked a shot on the line before sending a pass up the wing to McLeod who finished across the keeper to complete his hat-trick.

Charlotte Rye in action for Cambridge City III. Picture: Stuart Rye (47271443)
Charlotte Rye in action for Cambridge City III. Picture: Stuart Rye (47271443)

Henry Denny-Gouldson was in the goals again, dancing round four lunging tackles before neatly finishing on the reverse from the top of the circle.

The scoring was finished by McLeod, who lunged to prod into an empty net after Denny-Gouldson’s shot was saved.

Viv Rocco, Biz Whichello and Emma Clarke were on target for City V as they triumphed 3-1 over Cambridge South V.

City’s men’s veterans’ side drew 3-3 with table-toppers Royston.



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