St Albans City Ladies Match Update
St. Albans City Ladies have had a positive start to their season recording wins in all League, League Cup and the FA Cup games. They collected 3 points against Sharnbrook from a solid 3-2 performance in their League campaign. City got through the League Cup with a 2-1 win away to Bishops Stortford Ladies
But most impressively they successfully overcame Sawbridgeworth Ladies on 22nd Sept, who are a number of leagues above them with a 2-1 away win in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup. City took the lead very early on with a breakaway goal from youngster Georga Knight. They then conceded to bring it to 1-1 in the second half with the atmosphere tense as both sides wanted to push on to win. City snatched the winner 10 minutes from the end with a perfectly placed corner from Molly Slade and Kelly Hancock was there to slot it home.
St Albans City Ladies v Waveney Wonderers - FA Cup 2nd Round Qualifier
The 2nd round qualifier in the FA Cup saw City Ladies face Waveney Wonderers at home. The match started very cagey as neither team knew what to expect from each other and as time ticked away City started to control the game with some good football; starting from defence and being patient in midfield. This is where the game came alive with City dictating the pace of play and peppering the goal with chance after chance until very late in the first half the breakthrough came, following a succession of corners Lucy Hancock drilled a low shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.
The second half was all about the quality of City Ladies football and extra effort in the final third of the pitch which resulted in four more goals and all from different places in and around the penalty box, a good header from Megan Kiff, a cool finish from Kelly Hancock, a great long range effort from Amy Crumpler and the final goal from City's centre back Rachel Sherlow. A fabulous effort from the whole squad sees City Ladies make club history by making it further than any other City team.
Squad: Sasha Tucker, Rachel Sherlow, Megan Kiff, Samantha Rowland, Grace Campion, Sarah Ward, Molly Slade, Lucy Hancock (C), Amber Charlton, Emma Tammero, Sophie Joseph, Faith Trounce, Kelly Hancock, Holly Sheridan, Laura Noble, Amy Crumpler, Isis Anders, Georga Knight
The next opportunity to watch the undefeated St Albans City Ladies team at home is 20th October, kick off 2pm at London Colney FC, free admission.