ROTHWELL TOWN 0-7 NORTHAMPTON TOWN
Scorers: Emma Dunmore (3), Leah Stacey (2), Sara Wait & Emma Billenness.
Image thanks to @PaulUk13
Northampton Town Ladies are through to the quarter finals of the Northamptonshire FA Women’s Cup after a comfortable 7-0 win over Rothwell Town on Sunday.
The game started slowly with both teams struggling to get into the game, but it was in the 7th minute of the game where Emma Dunmore latched on to a through ball from Georgia Tear to put the Cobblers 1-0 up.
For the next 20 minutes the Cobblers created numerous chances and could easily have increased their lead, but it wasn’t until the 39th minute when Leah Stacey cut in from the left to curl the ball into the back of the net.
Rothwell then had their best chance of the game with a promising ball forward that saw their attacker have a shot from 20 yards out that ended up wide of the Cobblers goal.
The Cobblers then went on the attack again with Emma Dunmore making a run down the right wing, she cut the ball back to Harley Collyer, her shot came off the cross bar as far as Emma Dunmore who scored the rebound.
Dunmore then scored another to put the Cobblers 4-0 up at half time.
In the 57th minute Leah Stacey went beyond three players down the left wing before cutting inside another defender and placing the ball into the top right corner of the goal for 5-0.
Centre back Sara Wait then managed to score her first goal of the season after playing a one-two and firing home.
A 20 yard shot by Emma Billenness gave the Cobblers their 7th goal of the game and a place the quarter final of the County Cup where they face Peterborough United Reserves on 21st January 2018.
Cobblers: Emma Billenness, Kellie Billenness, Laura Chabrowska, Harley Collyer, Jo Daniel, Naomi Dauncey, Emma Dunmore, Sarah Marrison, Georgia Powell, Daniella Snowden, Francesca Speck, Georgia Tear, Sara Wait.
Meanwhile, the female under 12s, who have won all of their games so far this season, faced their toughest test so far as they travelled to fellow unbeaten side and league title contenders AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
In a tightly contested game Rushden took the lead after 15 minutes as their striker was played through on goal and forced a great save from captain Rebecca M before putting in the rebound.
The Cobblers went on to create a lot of chances before the break and finally got their reward when Olivia M finished off a well worked goal.
The second half was evenly contested and could have gone either way but the Cobblers finally got a deserved lead with 10 minutes remaining when Olivia M finished neatly inside the box.
A great team spirit saw the girls hold on for a vital 2-1 victory to take them 8 points clear at the top of the table. Well done girls!