A penalty shoot out away from a clean sweep
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.
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.
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.
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
Next game – Sun 26 Nov – Waterbeach Colts (A) – U13A Cambridge & District Colts League