Chatteris Town Ladies edged Glinton Ladies in a nine-goal thriller
Chatteris Town Ladies got off to a winning start in 2022 after edging a thriller against Glinton Ladies.
The Lilies eventually emerged as 5-4 winners despite having dominated for large spells of the game.
They got off to a strong start and looked the more likely to score first, but were hit on the counter attack to go 1-0 down.
Despite scoring from a great strike, they went into the half-time break a goal down after they conceded a second and lost their cool during a hot-headed period.
However, a quick regroup during the break clearly did the trick and Chatteris quickly raced into what looked to be an insurmountable 5-2 lead.
The Lilies then created a number of chances to further extend their advantage, but took their foot off the gas and allowed their opponents to gain a foothold in the game once again.
Two goals in the final few minutes from Glinton made for a nervy finish, but Chatteris held out for all three points.
There were a number of important lessons to take from the game as the Lilies make their way trough their debut season, but the weekend's result showcased the rapid developments they are making.
This week, they are due to face off against local rivals Manea in what should be a tough game.