The second round of the Northamptonshire Women’s County Cup saw Northampton Town Ladies take on County League side, Rothwell Town Ladies.
The Cobblers had received a bye in the first round and they were looking to retain their cup after winning the competition last season.
Rothwell Ladies previously beat Kettering FC Youth Ladies in the first round, winning 4-2 on penalties.
The last time these two sides met was almost a year ago to the day, in the same cup competition again in the second round, and on that occasion the Cobblers were 7-0 victors.
Northampton Town were dominant from the start and it only took three minutes for Emma Dunmore to find the back of the net to open the scoring. The Cobblers found themselves camped in the away side's half and created a number of chances and it seemed only a matter of time before the second goal arrived. It came on 23 minutes, Abbie Reboul’s cross found Emma Dunmore who converted to double the lead.
A corner after 29 minutes was met at the back post by Francesca Speck who headed in for the Cobblers third, before Emma Dunmore claimed her hat trick after 32 minutes and went on to score her fourth after 35 minutes swiftly followed by her fifth after 41 minutes. The Cobblers went in at half time 6–0 ahead.
In the second half, Dunmore turned provider as she set up substitute Georgia Tear after 50 minutes. The two continued to pair up well as only two minutes later, Tear then put Dunmore through for her sixth and Cobblers eighth.
After 85 minutes the cross bar came to Rothwell’s aid twice by keeping out shots from Leah Stacey and captain, Sara Wait, but the reprieve was only temporary as Emma Dunmore was there to pounce on the third attempt on goal and net her seventh and final goal of the day.
The scoring was rounded off when a cross from Leah Stacey was met by a Rothwell defender who tried to clear her lines but unfortunately she could only divert the ball beyond her own keeper and in to the back of the net.