LADIES FOOTBALL: First stage of ‘Development’ process is a success as new St Ives Town side shine

The new St Ives Town Ladies Development team pictured ahead of their first game. They are back row,

The new St Ives Town Ladies Development team pictured ahead of their first game. They are back row, left to right, Megan Webb, Chloe Stefanelli, Kelly Holliday, Chloe Fegan-Webb, Leah Culpin, Lauren Francis, Jade Carpenter, front Megan Stow, Ebony Smith, Drew Jenkins, Georgina Astley, Phoebe Webb, Olivia Baker. - Credit: Archant

The new St Ives Town Ladies Development side could hardly have enjoyed a better first day at the office.

Lisa Trigg’s team breezed to an 8-0 victory against Milton Ladies in the Cambridgeshire Women’s League Cup last Sunday.

The opening round clash provided a first competitive fixture for the Saints side and they delivered a fine performance for the occasion.

Full-back Chloe Stefanelli broke the deadlock with a 30-yard blockbuster and Georgie Astley doubled the lead before the break.

Player-of-the-match Astley struck again early in the second period with a stunning volley as the goals continued to flow.

Striker Jade Carpenter then bagged herself a brace with two goals in the space of 10 minutes before skipper Drew Jenkins and Megan Stow got in on the act.

Olivia Baker was on hand to complete the scoring when pouncing on a rebound after central defender Kelly Holliday saw her effort saved.

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That capped a display in which the effort and drive of her side impressed boss Trigg.

It proved to be a high-scoring day for the club as the senior St Ives Town Ladies side also made impressive progress in the same competition.

Sisters Hannah and Amy Seymour-Shove hit two goals apiece in a 7-0 romp at Newmarket Town Ladies. Katie Stancombe, Tierney Coulson and Connie Liddiard also found the net.

The Ladies’ side are at March in the Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership this Sunday, while the Development outfit are without a game.

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