SILVERWARE FOR MOUSEHOLE WOMEN IN SEVEN-GOAL CUP FINAL

FXU LADIES 2-5 MOUSEHOLE WOMEN

CORNWALL WOMEN’S LEAGUE SUPPLEMENTARY CUP FINAL

TUESDAY 14TH MAY 2019

AT GALA PARC.PORTHLEVEN

Mousehole Women added to the club’s growing trophy cabinet after a well supported and keenly contested cup final which produced seven superbly executed goals.

FXU Ladies – the Falmouth Exeter University team playing in only their first season – contributed hugely to an entertaining match which bodes well for the development of the women’s game.

Mousehole started slowly but broke the deadlock in the 15th minute.  Tamara de Silva made a great run down the left flank from halfway to cross into the box, where Shannon Leigh got in front of her marker to stab the ball home from 10 yards.

The goalscorer then created the second goal on 35 minutes with a brilliant run and pass inside to enable Katy Barker to sidestep a defender and shoot low into the net from 15 yards.

Two stunning goals in quick succession ten minutes after half-time took the scoreline to 4-0.  Sophie Wilson surged forward from midfield to drive an accurate shot inside the post from 18 yards. And a minute later Katie Barker latched on to a long pass into space to take the ball round the advancing ‘keeper and touch the ball home.

Jo Barker then scored the goal of the game in the 73rd minute, volleying a dropping through ball into the net via the far post from fully 25 yards, to give Mousehole  a 5-0 lead.

But to their credit, FXU stepped up their game to score two almost identical goals in the 75th and 77th minutes, Holly Ridge and Hattie Norbury prompting excited celebrations among team-mates and supporters with well-judged lobbed shots from the edge of the area.

Any hopes of the most unlikely of FXU comebacks were dispelled as Mousehole stood firm to see the game out, followed by captain Lindsey Mayers lifting the cup as both sides received appreciative applause during the medals presentation.

Mousehole Women’s squad:  Megan Orchard, Tamara de Silva, Leanne Harvey, Lyndsey Mayers, Flo Davis Kirsop, Charlotte Richards, Emilie Palmer, Megan Edwards, Emma Hurworth, Katie Barker, Shannon Leigh, Jo Barker, Lena Mannon, Sophie Wilson, Stacey Hooper, Rosie Davison.

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