LADIES FOOTBALL: It’s a super Sunday for St Ives Town Ladies thanks to double success

St Ives Town Ladies' first team beat Cambridge City Development for the second successive Sunday.

St Ives Town Ladies' first team beat Cambridge City Development for the second successive Sunday. - Credit: Archant

There was double delight for the St Ives Town Ladies set-up last Sunday – with both teams tasting success at the same time and same place!

The St Ives Town Ladies Development team.

The St Ives Town Ladies Development team. - Credit: Archant

The club’s first team and Development sides both collected Cambridgeshire Women’s & Girls League victories at the One Leisure Outdoor Complex in the town.

Katie Stancombe hit a hat-trick as Darren Marjoram’s first team beat Cambridge City Development 3-1 to follow up an extra-time cup triumph against the same opponents the previous weekend.

The 16 year-old hot-shot broke the deadlock with a classy lob, but it was cancelled out by the visitors just before the break.

Stancombe restored the advantage five minutes into the second half with a cool finish before sealing victory with 11 minutes to go. Stancombe raced past three defenders during a run from inside her own half before slotting home.

And the new Development team continued their impressive start to life in the Championship South with a 2-1 victory against Cambridge Rangers.

Lisa Trigg’s ladies trailed at half-time, but they turned the contest in the second half thanks to goals from new signing Emilee Steel and Jade Carpenter.

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Steel, who is also an accomplished cricketer, shared the player-of-the-match accolade with 16 year-old goalkeeper Sophie Marjoram, who excelled with two super saves before her side hit the front.

Defensive duo Georgie Astley and Molly Berryman were also saluted for their performances and the way they assisted less experienced team-mates.

Manager Trigg said: “Wins in our first two games is a great effort and long may it continue.

“The most pleasing thing is the attitude of the squad and how they support each other.

“It is easy to lose your head when a game is not going your way - especially if you feel you deserve to be ahead - but the players only thought about what they could control.

“They focused on themselves and their team-mates, and that is why they came away with the win.”

St Ives Town Ladies squads . . .

First team: Ellie Brown, Tierney Coulson, Mollie Flack, Harriet Ford, Penelope Ford, Anna Hicks, Kira Maxwell, Stephanie Ransome, Hannah Seymour-Shove, Amy Seymour-Shove, Cherish Sibanda, Sasha Smith, Katherine Speed, Jess Stancombe, Katie Stancombe, Megan Stow.

Development: Georgie Astley, Olivia Baker, Molly Berryman, Jade Carpenter, Chloe Fegan-Webb, Lauren Francis, Connie Liddiard, Sophie Marjoram, Charlene Martin, Katlyn Petch, Georgia Rebane, Ebony Smith, Emilee Steel, Chloe Stefanelli, Megan Webb, Phoebe Webb.