FA Women’s Cup Second Qualifying Round: St Nicholas 11 Southampton 0
8:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
ST NICHOLAS produced an impressive display to reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history, beating Southampton by 11 clear goals.
On a fine afternoon at Lodge Road, debutant goalkeeper Ellie Soper kept a clean sheet, although she had little or nothing to do, going through the whole game without having to take a goal kick or defend a corner.
St Nicks went in at half time 7-0 to the good, following a good first-half display, with a hat-trick from the returning Amy Jefferies.
In the second-half the majority of play took place in the Southampton half of the field and chances on goal came thick and fast as the Green Army went on to score a further four goals.
The goal tally also saw Becky Rexworthy and Jade Gamlin bag two apiece, Rianne Lewis collected one and there were three players breaking their duck with their first goal for the club - Gemma Rallison, Imy Mills and Serena Smith.
The resultreflects the ease with which St Nicks now travel through to the next round of the competition, but they still need to develop a more clinical edge to their finishing, which could have seen them score a hatful more.
Nevertheless, St Nicholas march on and are at home to Basingstoke Town Ladies on Sunday November, 3 at Yate Town’s Lodge Road ground in the next round.
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