‘Tractor girls’ too tough for Cornard

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SUFFOLK WOMEN’S CUP

SEMI-FINAL

Cornard Ladies 0

Ipswich Town Ladies 6

CORNARD bravely bowed out of the cup at Blackhouse Lane on Sunday against a side who play a few leagues above. This was always going to be tough but Cornard gave as good as they got in the first half.

Ipswich had a lot of possession but Lisa Smith and Emma Parker were outstanding and blunted many attacks, and when Ipswich did get through Verity Farrow was in superb form.

Half chances came Cornard’s way also. First Kim Thomas robbed a defender and saw her shot well saved, then Stacey Teager could not quite get her foot round another chance and the effort went wide.

Finally the pressure told and Ipswich scored to lead 1-0 at half-time.

The second half began with a bang - three Ipswich goals in 10 minutes finished the match as a contest, but still Cornard battled on.

Farrow was performing heroics in goal and made a half-dozen excellent saves, and the defence stood strong with vital last-ditch tackles and some great blocking.

It was not all one-way traffic though. Hannah Smart almost got onto a through ball from Jess Clark, and forced a corner from which she almost scored.

With Cornard understandably tiring Ipswich added two further goals in the last five minutes.