Great Shelford 6 - 1 March Town Ladies - Hares put in spirited performance against top side in Ladies FA Cup clash
PUBLISHED: 11:53 07 September 2015
March Town Ladies produced a battling performance against higher-level opposition ... but their Ladies FA Cup adventure came to an early end.
Great Shelford 6 - 1 March Town Ladies
Shannon Kelly runs away with the ball for March Town Ladies against Great Shelford Ladies.
March Town Ladies. Back Row (L to R) - Gary Davis (coach), Jade Pointer, Emma Searle, Anna Hatcher, Alana Sugden, Raechel Luty, Shannon Kelly, Adele Munday. Front Row (L to R) - Emma Frost, Rachel Davies, Hannah Johnson, Tori Sharpe, Chas Miller, Sydney Davis, Courtney Calvert.
Hannah Johnson rises to head clear from a corner for March Town Ladies.
Courtney Calvert controls the ball under pressure for March Town Ladies.
In the first qualifying round, the Hares lost 6-1 at Eastern Counties Premier side Great Shelford (three divisions higher).
Shelford played some great attacking football, although keeper Tori Sharpe made some critical saves in the first half. Trailing 3-0 on the hour mark, Jade Pointer dispossessed the left back and scored from close range. Adele Munday then had a header cleared off the line.
Despite further chances for the Hares, Shelford were clinical in their finishing and scored some late goals.
Coach Gary Davis said: “It might have been a different game if Adele’s header had gone in but it’s a great experience to play in the FA Cup and against some quality opponents.
“We’ll learn a lot from the game and looking forward to starting our league campaign starting on Sunday.”