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Megan Tonks ten goals in Cambridge City success


By CambridgeIndependent Reporter


Cambridge City player Megan Tonks
Cambridge City player Megan Tonks

Tally keeps on ticking for young star

Megan Tonks smashed 10 goals as Cambridge City won 17-1 against Newmarket Town in S-Tech Girls’ League, Division 16A.

City got into an early rhythm on the 4G surface, playing some good football as Tonks took her tally for the season to 39.

Lizzy Wray had a five-goal haul and Yas Crow contributed two goals to complete the win.

Four goals from Sofia Castiglione helped book Cambridge City a place in the Under-15 League Cup final with an 8-1 win at Yaxley.

City went 3-0 up in the first 15 minutes thanks to three long-range strikes from Castiglione.

Yaxley pulled a goal back before Yas Abbioui converted an Eve Rose corner, and the quick tempo helped them increase their lead through Katie Crook and a solo effort after a 20-yard run from Katie Stancombe.

Castiglione and Celine McIntyre were on target after half time to complete the win and set up a final clash with St Ives Rangers.

Freya Standing scored both of third-placed Cambridge City’s goals as they fought back from behind twice to draw 2-2 with second-placed Yaxley in 14A.

Two goals from Amie Fullwood and one each from Kayleigh Peters and Yael Benyamin earned Cambridge City a 4-0 win over Haverhill Rovers in 13A, with keeper Rachel Barker taking the player-of-the-match plaudits for a number of important saves.

■ A 20-minute, four-goal spell saw Histon Ladies beaten 7-1 by AFC Dunstable Ladies in Eastern Region Women’s Football League, Premier Division.

Histon went behind after 13 minutes, but they responded immediately as Kate Saunders pounced on a loose touch by a Dunstable defender to fire home from more than 20 yards out.

However, goals on 29 and 40 minutes saw Dunstable gain a 3-1 half-time lead.

A minute after the break, Hannah Gordon had a close-range effort go over for Histon, while at the other end, debutant keeper Keeley Robinson pulled off some good saves.

But strikes on 55, 57, 70 and 75 minutes took the game away from Histon.



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