Ladies bow out of cup

PUBLISHED: 12:11 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 11 May 2010

Royston Town Ladies 0 Cambridge City Ladies 2 ROYSTON S quest for a place in the final of the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup came to an end on Sunday with a strong Cambridge City coming out on top. Playing with an experimental 3-5-2, the hosts started b

Royston Town Ladies 0

Cambridge City Ladies 2

ROYSTON'S quest for a place in the final of the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup came to an end on Sunday with a strong Cambridge City coming out on top.

Playing with an experimental 3-5-2, the hosts started brightly and had most of the possession during the early exchanges.

However, City gradually got into their game and started to pressurise Town's back three of Leanne Buchanan, Marie Miller, and Gemma Barlow forcing a succession of corners.

And it was from one of these that only a desperate goal line clearance by Amy Barlow, and a double save from keeper Amy Walker, kept the scores level.

After 30 minutes the deadlock was broken, with a City striker making a clever run through the middle of Town's defence before slotting the ball home.

After the break Town produced a battling performance, which was typified by Clare Ratty, who had an outstanding game on the right hand side of midfield.

A surging run by skipper Victoria Foulger was nearly rewarded, but with only the keeper to beat from six yards, she blazed the ball over the bar.

Great link-up play between Victoria Foulger and Laura Foulger created another good chance, and the introduction of Emma Chaffey and Daniela Lewis with 20 minutes to go made an immediate impact, with the visitors having to defend a series of attacks.

Then with five minutes left, Royston suffered a lapse in concentration and as a result they were punished with a second City goal that ended their hopes.

Royston manager Kevin Foulger said: "I was pleased with the way we adapted to the new formation.

"Let's hope we can take this type of performance into our next league game.

0 comments

More news stories

12:39

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (BCH RPU) now have the power to seize vehicles that have been untaxed for longer than eight weeks.

Police in the Fens released a tally of hare coursing and related offences from the past two months that include four arrests and 17 vehicles seized.

08:53

New locations for services and Christmas-themed activities have been announced for Royston’s parish church after the devastating fire at the weekend.

07:01

Christmas has arrived in Ashwell, as hundreds of visitors enjoyed the village’s annual festive celebration.

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy