Saints lift county crown after shoot-out drama

Wisbech St Mary girls under 16 team won the Cambridgeshire Football Association County Tesco Cup final at Soham last Thursday in a penalty shoot out.

It was a very open encounter right from the early stages and Cambridge City took the lead after 20 minutes. Five minutes later Saints were back on level terms with a Jade Kelly strike.

Ten minutes into the second half Saints took the lead when Kelly scored her second, beating the City goalkeeper from the edge of the area, but in the fifth minute of injury time City came up with an equaliser to send the game into extra time.

Midway through the first period of extra time Saints took the lead again with Kelly completing her hat-trick. But once again City came up with a late equaliser.

After 100 minutes of drama the penalty shoot out came down to the last two penalties.

Wisbech St Mary had the chance to win with their last kick but unfortunately the penalty was blazed over the bar.

This gave the chance for City to take it to sudden death penalties but it was blazed over the bar.

Wisbech St Mary had secured a 3-2 penalty shoot out win and now advance to the regional competition at Warwick University on Sunday, May 8.

UNDER 14

Clenchwarton 1,

Hungate Rovers 8

Rovers led 4-0 at half-time with goals from Bennington, Cooper, Holmes and Ratcliffe.

Coleman combined with Ratcliffe to extend the lead. Pressure from Clenchwarton saw them pull a goal back but Rovers hit further goals from Cooper, Bennington and Ratcliffe in a good all round team performance.

Estover Park 2, Stamford 1

Park made hard work of a stubborn Stamford. After three good saves by keeper Dani Westgate, Emma Searle scored from close range and then hit the post with a penalty.

In the second half, Stamford equalised before Searle got a second to seal the win. Rhi Butler battled well in midfield.

Deeping Diamonds 10, Estover Park U13 0

This match was always going to be tough against top of the league side Deeping who had two years on most of Park’s players.

Park battled hard and showed they have an excellent attitude towards the game.

UNDER 13

Wisbech St Mary 1, Terrington 0

With both teams creating several chances only a Jade Chamberlain goal, in the first half, separated the teams.

Saints’ win was achieved through individual hard work and playing as a team.