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A Win Worth Waiting For

Date: 28 January 2018 at 21:24 by Liam Cook

Coventry United Ladies earned a spot in the next round of the FA Womens' Premier League Cup with a 5-0 win at Cambridge United WFC.


This was indeed a fixture all were keen to see played, after three previous postponements due to a waterlogged pitch. The game was well worth waiting for as the Red and Green Girls were convincing victors at Mildenhall Town FC. Ali Hall's header opened the scoring early on from Maz Gauntlett's cross. The striker dove low to divert the powerful pass past Cambridge keeper Shayla Burgess.


United seemed comfortable in the opening half an hour, despite attacking uphill before the break, before a burst of home pressure gave Cambridge hope of an equaliser. Luckily for United it wouldn't come, and the second half sparked a Red and Green rally. Jade Brook doubled the advantage shortly after half time, before Nat Haigh made the win safe. Brook bagged a brace in brilliant fashion, catching Burgess off her line and firing into the roof of the net from over 30 yards. Substitute Jess Lundie capped off an impressive second half display, scoring her 3rd goal in 2 appearances from the bench, after some fine work from Gauntlett. 


The Red and Green Girls face a long trip to Plymouth in the next round.