Football friendlies – March Town Ladies defeat Cardea and Cambs Police
Friendly – March Town Ladies 10 Cardea 2
The Hares won their second friendly in five days.
The opponents almost took the lead in the opening minute but a great save from Tori Sharpe stopped it.
Abby Grist soon gave the Hares the lead with a long shot and Emma Searle then made it two.
Three more goals came in the opening 25 minutes, including two more for Searle and Eleanor McLeish, to make it 5-0, before a revival from Cardea made it 5-2 at half-time.
The second half saw an upturn in performance with McLeish completing her hat-trick, and Megan Tombs, Grist and Chas Miller all scoring.
Coach Rich Lorraine said: “A really comprehensive second half from the team capped a good performance. We had seven players missing so there is real competition for places.”
The Hares continue their warm-up games playing Newmarket Town Dev on Sunday.
March Town Ladies 4 Cambs Police Ladies 1
The Hares played their first pre-season friendly against a spirited Cambs Police Ladies XI.
Police started strongly but the Hares took the lead with their first real attack, when Tombs poached at the back post.
The opponents went close several times but were kept out by Sharpe. They equalised on 35 minutes when Sharpe couldn’t stop a smart lob.
On the stroke of half time, Del Munday’s close range shot was saved. The Hares upped a gear in the second half, with goals from Eleanor McLeish, Louise Barbour with an individual effort and a free-kick from Kayleigh Churchyard chipped in by Emma Searle.
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