EAST MIDLANDS WOMEN’S REGIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
Sunday March 20th 2022, 2.00pm
LOUGHBOROUGH STUDENTS WOMEN 0
NORTHAMPTON TOWN WOMEN 8
Leah Cudone 30, 37, 64
Alex Dicks 44, 90
Zoe Boote 59
Rachael Mumford 76
Chloe Martin 83
Cobblers: Jo Daniel, Eden Brown, Sara Wait, Bianca Luttman, Zoe Boote, Georgia Tear, Fay Noble, Rachael Mumford, Emma Billenness, Alex Dicks, Leah Cudone
Substitutes: Beth Artemiou, Abbie Reboul, Gracie Williams, Chloe Martin, Rachael St John Mosse
Northampton Town returned to winning ways in the East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division table with an 8-0 success away to Loughborough Students on Sunday afternoon.
Leah Cudone scored a hat-trick, Alex Dicks a brace and Zoe Boote, Rachael Mumford and Chloe Martin netted the Cobblers’ other goals as they bounced back from last week’s draw against the same opponents.
Joint-managers Lou Barry and Josh Oldfield made one change to the team that started at Sixfields, as Georgia Tear replaced Abbie Reboul in the line up.
The Cobblers were dominant throughout. Dicks had an early snapshot pushed into the side-netting and her fierce strike was denied by a low, diving save on the quarter-of-an-hour mark.
Fay Noble’s well-hit volley from the edge of the area went just over moments later.
The breakthrough was finally made after half-an-hour, when Bianca Luttman played a left-footed ball across goal and Cudone finished with two touches in the middle.
The forward doubled the lead and her tally a few minutes later, running onto Boote’s pass down the line and firing into the far corner.
Dicks made it three in the final minute of the first half when she ran onto Bianca Luttman’s ball over the top and placed into the bottom corner. The goal was her 25th in all competitions this season.
Boote added a fourth on the hour, catching the goalkeeper out with a cross-shot that looped into the far corner.
It was five soon after, when substitute Beth Artemiou’s long-range effort was palmed straight to Cudone, who hooked home from six yards to complete her hat-trick.
Mumford headed home a sixth from Martin’s deep corner with a quarter-of-an-hour to go.
Martin made it seven when she slotted into the far corner from substitute Rachael St John Mosse’s through ball late on.
Dicks rounded off the scoring in the last minute of normal time, side-footing home an eighth and her second from St John Mosse’s over-the-top through ball.
Barry and Oldfield’s side host third-placed Mansfield Town next week.
LOUGHBOROUGH STUDENTS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 1
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (0) 0
CORNERS: (0) 0
FOULS: (1) 2
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (6) 16
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 3
CORNERS: (3) 8
FOULS: (5) 9
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 2