Ladies & Colts Match Reports & Round Up – 19 Nov

A penalty shoot out away from a clean sweep

Above photo – Katie Stancombe. Main photo – 4 goal hero Katherine Speed

St Ives Town Ladies 1st team recorded their biggest ever win on Sunday when blowing away Cambridge University by a record 15-0 scoreline. It wasn’t so much the score that impressed those watching, it was the performance that every player contributed to. The scoring started early with Georgia Stancombe neatly slotting past the home keeper after just 2 minutes to get Ives off to a great start, and this was followed quickly by goals from Katherine Speed, Amy Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe, as well as Georgia completing her hat-trick before half time to contribute to a 7-0 half time advantage to the saints. Although the goal scorers rightly get plaudits for their efforts, the midfield and defensive lines were equally as impressive, with Anna Hicks and Ellie Brown particularly deserving of praise.


Georgia Stancombe. Photos by Angela Chapman.

The second half saw Sasha Smith and Megan Stow introduced to the action, and they also added to the goals tally along with further goals for Amy Seymour-Shove and Katie Stancombe to also complete their hat-tricks, plus Katherine Speed who ended the day with a total of 4 goals to complete the 15-0 score at the final whistle.

“This was by far the best performance we have seen from the Ladies team since we started, and on this form I don’t think anyone will want to play us! I can honestly say that every player played to an exceptional level today, and that is a reflection of the hard work they all put into training every week. I can not praise the players enough for their performance, and for their work rate and determination.
Report by Ladies Manager Darren Marjoram
S-Tech Womens Premiership. Table up to & including 19/11/17

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Cambridge University Women (H) – Cambs Women’s Premiership


The Ladies Development kept up their 100% league record with a 3-0 win at Cambridge Rangers.

Development Manager Lisa Trigg has provided the below report –

St Ives development squad make their league run 3 wins in 3 after defeating Cambridge Rangers today 3-0. After playing the same opponents in the previous week and striving to improve on the 2-1 win they went into this fixture with the mind set of working as a team to get the result. The first half was tough and the game at that stage could have gone either way. One of St Ives’ best chances was Connie Liddiard having a near miss after pulling the ball just wide of the goal. Sophie Marjoram managed to get her fingers to a fantastic 20 yard free kick from the Rangers striker , tipping it into the path of right back Megan Webb who managed to then comfortably clear the ball away from danger. Sophie also became under pressure shortly after but this impressive 16 year old committed to shutting down the opponents attack not once but twice after the Rangers player slipped a ball to an open player on the edge of the box. Fantastic reactions again for the second match in a row for a keeper with youth on her side, and brilliantly supported by her centre back pairing, Georgie Astley covering a runner into the box and Molly Berryman covering the goal line. New recruit Ebony Smith did a wonderful job at holding midfield to not only win the ball back out of possession but played beautiful through balls to her teammates finding feet and making plays in our favour. Down our right hand side play was diminished as the work rate of right back Megan and Right wing 16 year old Jess Stancombe was outstanding, shutting down any opportunities Rangers brought upon us with their pace.

Second half is where St Ives Town dug in and showed what they were made of. Creating the majority of the chances on display. Chances coming from Captain Georgia Rebane, Olivia Baker, Jade Carpenter, Charlene Martin and Kelly Holliday. However Connie was the first to find the back of the net making up for her near miss in the first half, beating several Rangers players before sending the ball across the box and the face of the keeper to hit the opposite top corner.
Not long after Georgia Rebane hit a cracking shot but found the woodwork before Emilee Steel was able to finish making this two goals in two games for the new 18 year old St Ives Town signing.
The Captain who had worked hard all match not only with her work rate but keeping moral high within her squad bagged her first goal this season. Receiving the ball on the outside of the box with her back to goal, she volleyed it on the turn into the top left corner. It was so perfectly placed the keeper could do nothing but watch.
These superb attacking scenes were matched by the defensive display the squad had put on throughout to ensure the ladies kept a clean sheet. Chloe Fagen Webb and Kaitlyn Petch new signings this season effected the second half of this game with fresh legs closing down players at any opportunity to ensure the lead was retained. As well as a tactical move of Jade to deeper in the field later on in the match saw her wipe out players with the desire to retain possession and secure the win.
Two players were named as player of the match this week. Chloe Stefanelli for her consistently affective defending, getting her job done, playing simple football and making it look easy as left back. Kelly Holliday also got the recognition she deserved playing out of position today with determination, desire and pace. Not forgetting her phenomenal free kicks that unfortunately on this occasion we could not get on the end of, and her well timed tackles throughout the match one of which cleared the ball out of the path of an unmarked Rangers player who had found the ball at her feet in our box.
Great performance all round from this new squad, long may in continue #uptheives
S-Tech Championship South. Table up to & including 19/11/17

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Fulbourn Institute Bluebirds (A) – Cambs Women’s Championship South


The U15’s bowed out in the Quarter Final of the U15 Hunts County Cup at Park Farm Pumas. it was 1-1 after 90 minutes and the Pumas went through 3-1 in a penalty shoot out

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Godmanchester Town (A) – EJA U15 – Yellow Division


The U14’s progressed in the League Challenge Cup with a 3-1 win at Redbridge

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – AFC Sudbury (A) – EJA U14 – Green Division


The U13’s won at home 3-1 against Ely City Crusaders.

The below is from the U13 Twitter feed –

Goals – Keates 6mins, Baker 10mins, Suttie 40mins

A good comfortable win today! All played a part in today’s win. Jay, Ross and Steve want to thank all players for there hard work up to this point!

Men of the Match Oliver Coatsworth & Harvey Donaldson

Cambridge & District Colts League – U13A Division. Table up to & including 19/11/17

Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Waterbeach Colts (A) – U13A Cambridge & District Colts League