23rd Oct, 2017

Victory for City ladies as winning streak continues

Coventry Editorial 28th Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE WINNING streak continues for Coventry City Ladies after they recorded their 12th consecutive win of the season to progress in the County Cup at the expense of Burton Albion Ladies.

The Sky Blues made easy work against a side competing three divisions below them in the women’s football pyramid and a 10-0 win saw Craig Nicholls’ side progress into the fourth round of the competition.

After an impressive start it was no surprise to see the Sky Blues take a 13th minute lead at the Bedworth Oval when Helen Dermody headed a Amber Hughes cross home and two minutes later Jade Formaston made it 2-0.

The hosts were coasting at this point with just under 20 minutes played and Hughes made it 3-0 before Dermody bagged her second on the half-hour mark to give the Sky Blues a comfortable four-goal advantage at the break.

Nicholl’s side picked up where they left off after the break by controlling possession and three minutes before the hour mark it was 5-0 when Jade Mellor poked home a cross from the right by Annabel Johnson.

The goals continued to flow as the Sky Blues inflicted further damage on the visitors.

On 62 minutes Formaston bagged a brace with a well placed header which looped over the away goalkeeper and a seventh goal came three minutes later as Dermody finished off her hat-trick from six yards out.

Not to be outdone by her fellow midfielder, Formaston herself scored a third 20 minutes from time with another well-placed header.

Ashleigh Neville struck the face of the crossbar with a dipping effort before substitute Destiney Toussaint scored a ninth six minute from time and she bagged a brace with a neat volley from just outside the area to round-off the scoring.

“It was a very professional performance on Sunday and every player played their part.” said manager Nicholls.

“We scored some stunning goals and we are full of confidence ahead of next week’s trip to Oxford.

“We have no injury concerns which is obviously a big boost, and it’s great to see young players like Libby Piggott and Emily March getting first team action.

“They showed they have the quality to be a big part of this club’s future.”

Elsewhere, midfielder Hayley Ladd has joined Women’s Super League (WSL) side Bristol Academy.

The Wales international joined the Sky Blues from Arsenal Ladies in 2012 and spent three successful years with the Sky Blues before making a step up to Super League.

After signing for Bristol, Ladd tweeted: “Thank you to all at @CoventryCityLFC. I had a great three seasons there and wish them all the best for the rest of the season.”

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