Rampant City in 7th Heaven
By Wayne Holden
Oxford City Continued their good form with a convincing 7-2 win against Moretonville.
This game got switched to Court Place Farm due to Moretonville's pitch being waterlogged. City started the strongest, and had 2-3 really good chances early on, but it took until the 16th minute for City to make the breakthrough, a very special strike from 25 yards from Captain Courtney Sumner. On 27 minutes it was 2-0 as striker Kiera Issac made no mistake clinically finished after good work from Molly Lygo. Isaac then got her 2nd and City's 3rd on 34 minutes, as she lobbed the onrushing keeper with another cool finish from Sarah Harrison's clever through ball. no more goals were added in the first half, and City could be pleased with their first half performance.
The 2nd half City started slowly, and were punished 5 minutes in, as some slack defending allow Moretonville to get themselves back into the game. City then responded almost immediately as a fantastic lob from the lively Molly Lygo made it 4-1. On 74 minutes City really wrapped up the points, as Sarah Harrison hit a cracking left foot shot from the edge of the box to put City 5-1 up. 78 minutes it was 6-1 as Sumner volleyed home Lara Althorp's excellent cross. On 81 minutes Moretonville scored probably the goal of the game as one of their players hit an unstoppable shot from 35 yards. 2 minutes later though City added another as Sumner was given an opportunity to complete her hat-trick as player of the match Isaac was brought down in the box, and Sumner stepped up to slot home the penalty to complete her hat-trick and make the final score Oxford City 7 Moretonville 2. A fine performance from the girls against a very difficult Moretonville side.
2 league games to go, and City are now 6 points clear of Winchester, but Winchester do have 3 games in hand, but with the last game of the season against Winchester, it could all come down to that final game.
Team: Hunter, Austin, Smith, Bostock, Parsons, Harrison, McCabe, Sumner, Lygo, Larkin, Isaac. Subs: Page, Althorp.
Goalscorers: Sumner (3), Isaac (2), Lygo, Harrison.
Player of Match: Sarah Harrison