Histon Ladies 4 Cambridge United Women Reserves 0
Eastern Region Women’s Football League
Division 1 North
Sunday 20th August 2017
A trifecta of three points, a clean sheet and four goals saw Histon end with a deserved win against Cambridge.
They took an early lead with just four minutes on the watch, Sophie Lanham putting a 30 yard free kick relatively low towards the danger area at the far post and defender Liz Pamplin got a toe on the ball that took it past goalkeeper Sarah Carroll, the goal going to Lanham with the kick being on target.
With 23 minutes gone there was no doubt about who scored the second goal, Abi Davies intercepting the ball 45 yards from goal and taking it herself before putting a low 15 yard shot from the right across Carroll and in off the foot of the far post.
Six minutes later it was 3-0 to the hosts, another Lanham set piece, this time in the left corner of the Cambridge half, hanging towards the far post and Katie Webb timed her run before heading the ball convincingly into the far bottom left corner of the net.
Home ‘keeper Dani Busby kept her side three goals to the good three minutes before the break, coming out to block a shot near the edge of the area and, with her clearance only finding a Cambridge player, got back into position to collect the long distance effort amongst a crowd of players.
The away side had two chances in the first ten minutes of the second period as Histon may have thought their job was done which, on 64 minutes, it effectively was, Heather Cousins turning 45 yards out and driving centrally towards goal; with the last defender in front of her her touch on the ball deflected off the defender’s leg and left into the path of Charlotte Westrope, who finished beautifully into the top right corner from 12 yards out.
A good save from Busby denied Georgia Gannoway a consolation goal for Cambridge seven minutes before the end.
Match Report: Steve Esdale
Video Highlights: Jack Drain
HISTON: Busby, Webb, Julian, Parker, Andrews, Lanham, Davies, Gordon, Hopkin, Wright, C Westrope. Shaw, G Westrope, Cousins, White, Day.