23rd Oct, 2017

City ladies progress in Premier League Cup

Coventry Editorial 3rd Dec, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A STRONG run in the Women’s FA Premier League Cup looks likely for Coventry City Ladies after they overcame Lewes LFC 6-3 to progress into the quarter-final stage of the competition.

First half goals from skipper Natasha Lynch and Destiney Toussaint handed the Sky Blues a 2-0 lead at the midway point at The Dripping Pan ground on Sunday afternoon.

Toussaint bagged her second before Kelly Newton clawed a goal back for the hosts after the re-start.

But Maz Gauntlett, Amber Hughes and a superb 40-yard strike from Jade Formaston put the result beyond doubt.

A lack of concentration allowed Lewes to pull two goals back through Catherine O’Hagan who scored two quick-fire penalties but Craig Nicholls’ side had already booked their place in the final eight.

“It was a really dominant display with some superb football and a fantastic team ethic.

“After three weeks without a game it was good to see a real sharpness about us and some quality goals.

“We looked a bit jagged at the end but with the work rate we expected that after not playing for the last few weeks.

“I’m happy though, the squad is very strong at the moment and they are giving me headaches in terms of choices.

“It’s very difficult to choose the team at the moment due to the quality we possess and the standard of performances from players has been brilliant.”

Skipper and goalscroer Lynch added: “Collectively we worked very hard today and it was a good performance apart from conceding the penalties.

“We were clinical though and that allowed us to kill the game against a decent side, there was some top individual performances today which is very pleasing.”

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