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Pompey Women 13 Dorking 0

Blues secure comfortable FA Cup progress

14 November 2021

Pompey Women
Photo: Tyler Miller

Pompey Women 13 Dorking 0

Blues secure comfortable FA Cup progress

14 November 2021

Pompey Women eased into the second round of the FA Cup with a 13-0 victory over Dorking at Westleigh Park.

Shannon Albuery hit four goals in the rout, while there were also hat-tricks for Cherelle Khassal and Tamsin de Bunsen.

Hayley Bridge, Ava Rowbotham and Sammy Quayle chipped in as well to secure comfortable progress for the Blues

Jay Sadler made four changes from the side that beat Hounslow in the National League Plate the previous week.

Rebekah Tonks, Freya Jones, Rosie McDonnell and Rowbotham all came into the side, with Bridge, Jazz Younger, Dani Lane and Jade Bradley making way.

The latter player departed the club earlier in the week, with Danielle Rowe being named the new skipper.

It took just 10 minutes for the deadlock to broken and it all started with Hannah Haughton making a superb save from point-blank range.

The keeper was able to launch a quick counter-attack and McDonnell threaded the ball through for KHASSAL to finish.

And a second goal arrived straight from the kick-off, with KHASSAL nodding into the net following a scramble in the box.

Albuery then picked out DE BUNSEN on the edge of the box and she turned her marker before firing into the top corner.

And de Bunsen quickly returned the favour by whipping in a corner that was headed home by the leaping ALBUERY.

The same player was denied another goal by a smart save late in the first half following a neat spell of passing play involving Quayle, Tonks and Khassal.

But the lead was increased moments later, with KHASSAL collecting de Bunsen’s pass and slotting in to complete her treble.

And there was still time for it to get even better for the Blues before the whistle blew for the interval, as the lively de Bunsen’s corner was converted by ALBUERY.

Half Time: Pompey 6 Dorking 0

The home side did not take their foot off the accelerator when the action restarted and DE BUNSEN was quickest to the loose ball after Khassal’s long-range strike had been blocked.

Khassal was the creator again on 50 minutes, threading the ball through for ALBUERY to find her third of the afternoon.

There had not been too much to trouble Pompey at the other end, but Jaime Gotch had to be on hand to deal with Sarah Chapman’s charge.

They soon got back on track and BRIDGE – who had been brought on at the start of the second half – capitalised on some unselfish work from Khassal.

A fourth goal for ALBUERY saw the Blues reach double figures, with the striker racing onto a lofted de Bunsen pass over the defence.

It was ROWBOTHAM who was next to get in on the act, courtesy of a fine free-kick from the right-hand side.

And QUAYLE also got her name on the scoresheet, bringing down a chipped Rowe cross and tapping the ball home.

DE BUNSEN then wrapped things up by completing her treble, smashing the ball into the net from a Tonks delivery.

Pompey: Haughton; Tonks, Gotch, Rowe (c); Quayle, Rowbotham, F.Jones (Lane 66), McDonnell (Bridge 46); Albuery, Khassal (Widdows 70), de Bunsen
Sub not used: Kingshott

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