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Pompey Lift PDFA Cup

Blues beat Moneyfields in final

7 October 2020

Pompey Women

Pompey Women eased to a 4-1 victory over Moneyfields at the PMC Stadium to retain the Portsmouth Divisional FA Cup.

Becki Bath’s brace followed goals from Jade Bradley and Jade Widdows, as the Blues won last season’s postponed final.

Jay Sadler made four changes from the side that were narrowly beaten by Chichester & Selsey in the league the previous week.

Kat Cunningham was handed her full debut for the club, with Laura Ingram, Jazmin Younger and Widdows all returning.

And the tie was just a few seconds old when the deadlock was broken, as Ingram threaded a pass through for BRADLEY to slot home.

There were plenty of chances for the lead to be doubled, with Ingram firing just wide after Younger had flicked on a corner.

But it was WIDDOWS who increased the advantage midway through the first half following some lovely interplay with Ava Rowbotham.

Hannah Haughton was called into action at the other end, getting down low to deal with Kim Stenning’s effort.

Most of the action was taking place at the opposite end, however, and Tamsin de Bunsen was denied by a top save.

Bath also found the Moneys keeper in fine form with a long-range strike, as Pompey finished the half with a flourish.

Half Time: Pompey 2 Moneyfields 0

A third goal did arrive within 10 minutes of the restart, as BATH rose highest in the box to nod home Bradley’s corner.

Widdows was then not quite able to get a shot away after receiving a fine through ball from Rowbotham.

Bath came close to her second goal of the evening on the hour mark, clearing the crossbar from close range.

Sadler made plenty of changes as the action progressed, with Freya Jones among them to make her debut.

And she made an instant impact, playing a precise pass through to BATH, who found the target from long-range.

Moneyfields had the final say, though, and were rewarded for their hard work when Ciara Boylan’s fine strike beat Haughton.

But Pompey had already done more than enough and when the final whistle blew, skipper Bradley was able to lift the trophy aloft.

Pompey: Haughton; Ingram (Tonks 71), Younger, Rowe; Cunningham (Jones 63), Rowbotham (McDonnell 63), Bradley (c), Bridge (Mason 71); Widdows (James 71), de Bunsen, Bath


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