Eastern Region Women's League Division 1
Godmanchester Rovers 7 Huntingdon
Sarah Gee 3, Laura McAllister 2, Claire Radford 2
Following last weeks 4-1 win Rovers remained unbeated this year and fielded the same
team for their local derby game against Huntingdon.
Straight from the kick off Rovers passing quality shone through
and immediately created chances hitting the post and crossbar. On fifteen minutes influential midfielder Laura McAllister
back from injury drove the ball home from ten yards out to open the scoring for Rovers. Soon afterwards Huntingdon failed
to clear their defensive line and and a shot from McAllister was fumbled by the keeper for Rovers second and McAllisters brace.
Rovers kept Huntingdon pinned into their own half for long periods and the pressure again paid off when Claire Radford slotted
home Rovers third. Rovers continued to create chances and with ten minutes to go of the first half a pin point ball from Sarah
Gee was met by Radford who slotted home her second and Rovers fourth.
With the game won Rovers made a double
substitution in the second half bringing on Emily Ingle and Andrea Starr for Laura McAllister and Emma Dainty. The first ten
minutes saw Rovers adapting to their new formation, they then clicked into action again. A run down the wing and quality cross
from Kerry Elmer was met by Sarah Gee who slotted the ball home for Rovers fifth. Soon afterwards a break from midfield saw
Ingle, Radford and Elmer link up well to put Gee through to lob the oncoming goalkeeper to knock home her second and Rovers
sixth. Despite losing Andrea Starr through a head injury ten player Rovers kept the pressure on and with ten minutes to go
a cross from Elmer was flicked on by Emma Shaw which was met by Gee to shoot home for her hat trick and Rovers seventh. Final
score 7-0 to Rovers.
"The only thing Huntingdon won today was a corner, apart from that we did not let them create
a single goal scoring opportunity. We struggled on the run up to Christmas because we were missing key players Laura McAllister
and Claire Radford. Their return and the recent signing of Kerry Elmer shows what we can do when we are at full strength.
Kerry is a quality player whose distribution is wonderful and always creates chances for our strikers. The whole team once
again performed to a high standard and gave 101%".