A slice of Huntingdonshire footballing history was created last Saturday morning - by the talented girls of St Ives Rangers Under 15s.

They became the first all-female team to compete in the Hunts FA cup competition and they gave a terrific account of themselves when being beaten 7-0 by the male opponents of Huntingdon Rowdies.

Hunts FA secretary Mark Frost said: “It was a pleasure to be present to witness the historic game.

“Despite the eventual scoreline, the girls were not outplayed. They provided a great example of the skill and passion in the female game.

“Not a single swear word was uttered in 80 minutes of football with both teams showing a great respect towards their opponents.”

FA regulations now permit for girls to play against boys at all levels up to the Under 16 age group.

Zac Robinson, Danny Sadiq and Tom Brock all struck twice for Rowdies with Dalton Jolly getting the other goal.

Lauren Mellors came closest for the St Ives side but saw her effort ricochet off the bar.

Godmanchester Town White were the most impressive winners in the opening round of the Hunts Under 15 Cup. Tom Martin struck four goals as the team, who won an honours double last season, slammed Peterborough side Phoenix 10-0.