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NORTHAMPTON TOWN WOMEN FIRST TEAM KNOCKED OUT OF COUNTY CUP AT SEMI FINAL STAGE

A report on Sunday's game

19 February 2023

Ladies and Girls

NORTHAMPTON TOWN WOMEN FIRST TEAM KNOCKED OUT OF COUNTY CUP AT SEMI FINAL STAGE

A report on Sunday's game

19 February 2023

Northampton Town Women were knocked out of the Northamptonshire FA Women’s Cup at the semi-final stage after a 3-0 defeat at home to Peterborough United on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts were on the back foot in the first half and conceded early on when Jess Evans smashed home the second ball from a corner.

Peterborough created the other two chances in the opening 45 minutes, Evie Driscoll-King heading wide at the back post from Cassie Steward’s free-kick and Keir Perkins drawing a diving save from Holly Mayfield with a low shot from the edge of the area.

Things went from bad to worse for Northampton shortly after the restart when Jess Driscoll found the bottom corner from the edge of the box to double their opponents’ lead.

It took until the hour mark for the Cobblers to create their first opportunity, Alex Dicks nodding captain Zoe Boote’s free-kick down to Kim Farrow who half-volleyed wide from just outside the area.

Two moments of good defending kept them in the tie going into the final quarter-of-an-hour. Sara Wait headed Rachel Lawrence’s goal-bound free-kick over the crossbar from close-range moments before Mayfield tipped another Lawrence set-piece onto the woodwork.

Peterborough secured their place in the final with seven minutes of normal time remaining, Perkins driving towards goal and finding the top corner.

Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams’ side return to FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands action at home to Leafield Athletic on Thursday evening. Dicks, Farrow and Abbie Reboul scored the Cobblers’ goals as the sides played-out an entertaining 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture.

Cobblers: Holly Mayfield, Sara Wait, Vicky Barrett, Bianca Luttman, Abbie Brewin, Rachael Mumford, Fay Noble, Zoe Boote, Georgia Tear, Jade Bell, Alex Dicks
Substitutes: TJ Warren, Favour Omenazu, Abbie Reboul, Mia Richards, Kim Farrow

 


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