Northampton Town Ladies v Eastwood Ladies CFC

Northampton Town Ladies 8-0 Eastwood Town Ladies. Match was held at Arnold Town FC 20th May 2018.

Posted by Paul Richards on Sunday, 20 May 2018

Just a few weeks after being crowned County Cup champions, Northampton Town Ladies rounded off a successful season by lifting the League Cup on Sunday.

Northampton Town Ladies went in to Sunday’s League Cup final as underdogs, playing against a team from a division above.

The early chances fell to the Cobblers, with efforts from both Leah Stacey and Francesca Speck going close. Eastwood then came into game, but their first effort was fired high and wide over the Cobblers goal.

The Cobblers had the lead in the 18th minute when Leah Stacey whipped in a corner, which was dropped by the Eastwood keeper, only for Emma Dunmore to bundle the ball into the back of the net.

The Northampton Town Ladies found themselves on top, creating chance after chance, but were not able to extend their lead until the 36th minute when a long range effort from player of the season Kellie Billenness was blocked, but the ball bounced into the path of Dunmore who easily slotted past the oncoming keeper to make the score 2-0.

11 minutes in to the second half the Cobblers found the net again, this time Dunmore turned provider, playing the ball to Stacey, who turned and beat the defender before firing home.

The Cobblers nearly added another soon after as Stacey played the ball through to Georgie Powell, but her first time volley was saved by the keeper.

The ever present Georgia Tear was next on the score-sheet with a curled effort that beat the keeper, followed by Naomi Dauncey as she slotted another goal into the back of the net to put the Cobblers 5-0 with still ten minutes to play.

Francesca Speck then managed to get herself on the score-sheet with arguably goal of the game, a strike from 20 yards into the top corner, before Dunmore secured her hat-trick and Stacey both found the net again to complete an 8-0 victory as Northampton Town Ladies lifted the League Cup Trophy.

(Credit to NTFC's Gareth Wilsher for the report!!)
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Arnold Town Ladies Development v Northampton Town Ladies

This League Cup win sees the Cobblers Ladies through to the semi-final!

Posted by Paul Richards on Sunday, 25 February 2018

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