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Oxford City U18s - Match centre

Summertown Stars
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S Harrison (18'), C Sumner (29', 44', 90'), M Lygo (40'), L Page (50', 78'), K Isaac (66', 71', 74', 88'), R McCabe (87')
Sat 7 Nov 10:30 - Cup

City shoot down Stars


Oxford City Under 18's continued their impressive start to the season with a 12-0 win away to Summertown Stars in the League Cup 1st Round.

This game was played in horrendous conditions, but this didn't seem to have any effect on the City girls, as they still managed to play some fantastic free flowing football against a dogged Summertown team. The first 15 minutes were quite scrappy, as the girls tried to adjust to the difficult conditions, but they got their breakthrough on 18 minutes, as a screamer from 25 yards from Sarah Harrison got City on their way. This goal settled City, and they began to really take dominance of the game, and on 29 minutes Molly Lygo went on a mazy run, and got brought down in the box, giving the ref no option but to point to the spot. Courtney Sumner stepped up and dually despatched the penalty to put City 2-0 up. 5 minutes before half-time, and Lygo got herself on the score sheet, as Rosie McCabe's great wing play and cross set Lygo up to slot home at the far post. Then right on the stroke of half-time, Sumner got her 2nd and City's 4th as she slotted home from close range. City were pleased to go in at half-time 4-0 up in difficult conditions, and also kicking up the slope.
Kiera Isaac & Dara Austin came on at half-time, and it was Austin who set up the 5th 5 minutes in to the 2nd half with a great run down the right wing and her crossed was finished clinically by Lauren Page at the near post. The other sub Isaac then also made an impact with a quick fire hat-trick on 66, 71 & 74 minutes. The first a bullet header from Ellie Larkin's excellent corner, the 2nd an absolute bullet of a shot from 25 yards that hit the underside of the bar and went in. The 3rd a poachers finish at the far post after good work from Harrison. 78 minutes an Page got her 2nd with a smart finish to put City 9-0 up. McCabe then got on the score sheet on 87 minutes with a fantastic individual goal and finish. City were still not finished and went 11-0 up a minute later, as Issac got her 4th of the game with another fantastic finish. They then finished the scoring on 90 minutes, as Sumner completed her hat-trick with a tap in at the far post to make the final score 12-0.
Another top performance from the girls to keep their 100% winning start to the season intact. Although a great start to the season, you can say it really starts from next week, as we have 5 weeks of really tough fixtures coming up starting next week with Swindon Town (Home), then followed by Winchester City (Home), Milton United (Home), Winchester City (Away) & Northampton Town (Home). With key players Shelley Knight & Lara Althorp only 1-2 weeks away from recovering from their injuries, the squad will be right back to it's strongest, and ready for the challenge ahead in the coming weeks.
A mention also today to our ex keeper Freya Mowbray, who was a key member of this team from when we first started as under 9's right up until last season. Today she played for Summertown, and produced some outstanding saves to keep the score down to 12, and had no chance with any of the 12 goals.

Team: Hunter, Smith, Leach, Bostock, McCabe, Holden, Harrison, Lygo, Sumner, Page, Larkin. Subs: Isaac, Austin.

Player of Match: Sarah Harrison (Oxford City) Freya Mowbray (Summertown)

Sarah Harrison

Player of the Match

Sarah Harrison

Key moments

Goal Sarah Harrison scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Courtney Sumner scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Molly Lygo scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Courtney Sumner scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Lauren Page scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Kiera Isaac scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Kiera Isaac scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Kiera Isaac scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Lauren Page scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Rosie McCabe scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Kiera Isaac scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Goal Courtney Sumner scores for OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
Replay game

As it happened

  • Summertown Stars
  • OXFORD CITY Ladies U18
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  • Sarah Harrison Goal 18:00'
  • Courtney Sumner Goal 29:00'
  • Molly Lygo Goal 40:00'
  • Courtney Sumner Goal 44:00'
  • Kiera Isaac Sub On 45:00'
  • Dara Austin Sub On 45:00'
  • Lauren Page Goal 50:00'
  • Kiera Isaac Goal 66:00'
  • Kiera Isaac Goal 71:00'
  • Kiera Isaac Goal 74:00'
  • Lauren Page Goal 78:00'
  • Rosie McCabe Goal 87:00'
  • Kiera Isaac Goal 88:00'
  • Courtney Sumner Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Hunter, Lucy Hunter, Lucy
Bostock, Becci Bostock, Becci
Leach, Amy Leach, Amy
Smith, Iona Smith, Iona
McCabe, Rosie McCabe, Rosie
Lygo, Molly Lygo, Molly
Harrison, Sarah Harrison, Sarah
Sumner, Courtney Sumner, Courtney
Holden, Chloe Holden, Chloe
Page, Lauren Page, Lauren
Larkin, Ellie Larkin, Ellie


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