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Another Real Women’s Football Match Report

As I was busy keeping a clean sheet in goal, the note-pad once again found it’s way into Laura Melling’s hands. The following report, taken from Lemming’s notes, sums up the match and other observations from today’s Huntingdon Town Ladies football match.

The match as Lemming saw it:

The game got off to a good start when Tash touched the ball with her new hairdo. Tash also surprised the spectators by getting her leg surprisingly high in a tackle.

Sian scored by cutting inside and placing the ball in the bottom corner and Lemming made all the substitutes and spectators jealous by showing them a picture of her breakfast.

Knoxie beat the left back and did an amazing cross. Everyone missed it but a corner was won. From the corner, the ball fell to Jenner. Jenner swerved and scooped the ball over the keeper, who looked like a tiger in her orange and black kit.

Sophie, aka Bale, curled a free kick into the goal. Hollie had a chance to score but decided not to as it would not have been a wonder goal.

Radders had a shot on target but the attempted headed clearance resulted in a goal. Both teams will await the decision of the Dubious Goals Committee to hear whether the goal will be awarded to Radders or go down as an own goal.

An opposition player went down injured just before half time and was receiving treatment throughout the break. Sian suggested moving to a different pitch so the game could continue.

The player recovered and the game continued on the same pitch. Stef appeared near the opposition goal, causing the spectators to worry she hadn’t realised we had swapped ends. Hollie dummied a cross from Jenner, leaving Emma a tap in at the far post.

Sophie collected the ball from a rebound and shot at goal but a defender appeared in a puff of smoke to clear the ball from the goal-line. The ball fell to Knoxie’s left foot but she missed as her left foot can only be used for standing on.

Town managed to hit the post and the cross-bar before Emma tapped in another goal at the far post. The referee deemed the goal was offside and disallowed it. The crowd could be heard calling for TV replays.

Bale scored from another free kick, Hollie scored with a cool finish and Radders did a Hazard by kicking a player who was lying on the ball. Megan then got on the score sheet after a lay back from Georgie.

One of the frustrated opposition defenders launched into an angry tirade of loud profanities, causing Jenner to reply with a ‘Good God!’

Emma scored another to end the game nine nil. Boom!

The official match report can be found here.

Huntingdon Town LFC – Unofficial Player Biographies

There was no game for Huntingdon Town Ladies FC today. So, unable to do my usual factual and totally unbiased match report for the website I thought I would update the player bio section. But then I thought producing unofficial bios would be far more fun. So here is a brief low down on the wonderful bunch at HTLFC.

Rachael Bowd (aka Bowdy , Le Bowd or Farm Girl)
Captain Bowd sets a good example by always turning up to training in perfectly colour coordinated clothing.

Jo Bull
That’ll be me. Spends too much time chatting to the spectators and forgets to play football, especially when in goal.

Abi Chapman
Would rather be in Starbucks than on the footy pitch. Abi came back from Oz to play for us, among other, less important things, like love.

Emma Clark
Silent but deadly. Emma doesn’t speak much but when she does her voice is surprisingly posh.

Hollie Dare (aka Princess)
Essex girl Hollie doesn’t like to get her nails dirty. Only ever scores worldies.

Stephanie Day (aka Stef)
Winner of the 2011-12 Most Improved Behaviour Award. Stef doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

Natasha Dowdell (aka Tash)
Tash gave up a career in Tesco to become a teacher. Every little helps.

Sian Gamble
Sian is one of the reasons we wear shin pads at training. If she shoots, get out of the way!

Georgie Goodwin
So tiny she can run through the oppositions legs without them noticing.

Kathleen Hodgson (aka The Cat)
She is a Kat that keeps chickens. Kat holds good barbecues….just don’t tell the chickens.

Helen Jenner (aka Jenner or Dr J)
Keeper of the first aid kit, we often have to remind Dr J that she is not a real doctor. Says ‘Good God’ when shocked, which seems to be quite often around this bunch.

Claire Knox (aka Knoxie)
The West Brom whippet. Media favourite, Knoxie, just can’t keep out of the papers.

Sophie Marheineke
Super Spurs fan. If there was an award for most neatly packed kit bag, Sophie would win hands down.

Jo McGoff (aka Bethjo)
Looks just like her twin, Beth. Wears yellow boots and plays in goal so we know it is Jo.

Beth McGoff (aka Jobeth)
Looks just like her twin, Jo. Plays on the pitch and doesn’t wear yellow boots so we know it is Beth.

Laura Melling (aka Lemming)
Terrifies opposition with her tendency to stamp. She is not a violent player, she just runs really loudly! Has made two ‘almost assists’ this season.

Claire Radford (aka Radders)
Sleeps most of the time but if she happens to be awake on a Sunday afternoon she is a pretty nifty player.

Megan Stow
Megan’s legs have a mind of their own. She does tricks so complicated; even Megan doesn’t know how she did them.

Barbara Williams (aka Babs)
An actual power house, Babs is the other reason we wear shin pads at training.

Karen Williams
Karen defies the laws of aging. Would play with a cigarette in her mouth if she could get away with it.

And last, but not least, our manager, Andy Maltby
Calls Lemming ‘Melly’ and no one has the heart to tell him otherwise. He likes to fold bibs.

Huntingdon Town Ladies FC Are Set for a New Start

ImageThe 2012-13 season marks a new start for Huntingdon Town Ladies FC. After twenty years in the Eastern Region Women’s League the club have decided to switch to the S-Tech Cambridgeshire Women’s League. Huntingdon got off to a good start yesterday (Sunday 2nd Sept) with an 8-0 win over Wisbech St Mary Yellow.

The club formed twenty years ago when women’s teams were few and far between and travelling across the region to play against other teams was a necessity. Now, after the huge growth in women’s football there are more good quality local teams and the Huntingdon players are looking forward to playing against some new opposition.

Full match reports can be found here.