Hethersett go nap in cup

Cambridge Rangers 0, Hethersett Ladies 5Hethersett Ladies continue to do what comes naturally with another victory in the Eastern Region League Cup.On Sunday they reached the quarter-finals of the competition they have won in the last two seasons with a comfortable victory over Cambridge Rangers.

Cambridge Rangers 0, Hethersett Ladies 5

Hethersett Ladies continue to do what comes naturally with another victory in the Eastern Region League Cup.

On Sunday they reached the quarter-finals of the competition they have won in the last two seasons with a comfortable victory over Cambridge Rangers.

Hethersett travelled with a very young squad and the opening minutes saw a physically strong and experienced Cambridge side dominate midfield battles and Amy Bell, on her debut, had to be alert to save well at her near post.


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From that point Hethersett began to dominate and played some superb flowing football in creating chances and it was only a matter of time before the deadlock was broken.

After 15 minutes a short corner saw Adele McCrory deliver a good ball, which fell nicely to Stacey Annison who fired home from the edge of the box.

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Hethersett's front three of Emily Coates, Emma Mulley and Grace Birchall were causing problems with their pace and power, and Mulley fired in a second soon after.

Superb build-up play full of one-touch football allowed Mulley in for her second, and 10 minutes before half-time sheer persistence from Coates created Mulley's hat-trick.

Hethersett began the second half in the same manner and were threatening to add to their tally frequently, with player of the match Birchall, making her debut, outstanding.

Injury forced Annison to be replaced by Amy Batch which prompted a reshuffle, but this didn't affect the fluency Hethersett were playing with.

Injury forced Mulley off with 30 minutes remaining and Lauren Matthews took to the field, instantly making an impression by delivering a perfect cross for Birchall to score a much-deserved first goal for the club.

The heavy pitch began to take its toll as Hethersett took their foot off the gas for the final 20 minutes but they remained disciplined and organised to keep a solid clean sheet and ensure an impressive win to reach the next round.

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