Laura Mitchell strike seals Cambridge United glory in Hunts FA Women's Senior Cup
Laura Mitchell’s stoppage-time strike secured Cambridge United Women a maiden victory in the Hunts FA Women’s Senior Cup.
They were up against St Ives Town at Eynesbury Rovers, and it was a close game.
U’s keeper Lauren Webb had to be alert to make a good save in the third minute.
Ruth Fox went close for the U’s in the 24th minute when bursting through one-on-one but was narrowly off target, and Mitchell was denied by the St Ives keeper as it remained 0-0 at half time.
St Ives had a chance which was saved by United substitute keeper Kira Markwell while, at the other end, Nicole Emmings’ header went wide.
With four minutes of stoppage time, it was in the first of those that the breakthrough came.
It was Mitchell’s brilliant strike that did the damage, through an assist from Alysha Stojko-Down.
And it saw United earn a 1-0 win to lift the Hunts FA Women’s Senior Cup for the first time.
United face derby rivals Cambridge City in the FA Women’s National League, Division One South East this Sunday (April 24) at St Neots.