Lowestoft Ladies 4 Peterborough Sports 0
The Lowestoft Ladies progressed to the third qualifying round of the Woman's FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Peterborough Sports at the Crown Meadow.
Lowestoft were keen to bounce back after losing their top spot position in the league the previous week and were on the ascendency from the off, with Natasha Thomas seeing a good effort come back off the inside of the post after just four minutes.
Peterborough had set up to defend deep in numbers and Lowestoft were finding it difficult to break their opponents down. An injury to Chantelle Keevil after twenty minutes, following a crude challenge, saw the introduction of Amber Rowland. Her creativity seemed to unsettled Peterborough and they were struggling to pick her up, as good efforts from Broghan Scully and Deva Rawlings narrowly failed to find the target.
At the other end Amy Bell was enjoying a quiet afternoon in goal for Lowestoft as the Peterborough attacks were very few and far between.
The second half saw Lowestoft get the all important first goal with their best passing move of the game. The final threaded pass from Amber Rowland was exquisite and Natasha Thomas made no mistake with a crisp left footed finish into the roof of the net for 1-0 (54 mins). Peterborough then saw a well taken free kick come back off the bar but apart from that they had offered very little threat up front.
The introduction of Sophie Baker after 68 minutes for Lowestoft proved to be pivotal, as she put the game safe with two well taken goals in the 80th (2-0) and 86th minute (3-0). Both goals were created by Charlotte Eastwood who had an excellent game on her return after a month out.
There was still time to add a fourth via Natasha Thomas on 88 minutes, which in all fairness gave the final score of 4-0 a more realistic look about it.
Special mention this week goes to Daniella Willmott and Marcie Prettyman who were both excellent in carrying out their defensive duties.
The next round of the Woman’s FA Cup will see the Lowestoft Ladies travel away to Cambridge on Sunday 3rd November 2013. Cambridge play at the next level up from Lowestoft but the ladies will go there full of confidence and believing they can come away with a win.
This Sunday the Ladies resume their league campaign with a trip to Haringey Borough.