Fleet aiming to complete Woking double
|Gravesend & Northfleet Laides took
on their league rivals Woking in the first round proper of the FA Women's
Cup last Sunday, and having played the Surrey side in the same league last
season, the Fleet were under no impressions that Sunday's game was going
to be easy, writes Stephen McCartney.
Both teams started well, playing some great football and threatening each goal keeper.
With some excellent through balls from the midfield, Gravesend were creating more chances with the striking force of Kimmy Carey and Mel Bishop working well together.
However, Woking applied some good pressure and on one occasion broke through G&N defence and forced the Fleet goal keeper Lisa Chickelday to make a great diving save.
Gravesend dug deep and applied pressure throughout the first half, being rewarded with some excellent ball control from left back Stacey Grey, juggling it around Woking’s midfielder and playing a perfectly placed through ball to left winger Jade McDermott, who neatly took on the Woking defence and slotted the ball passed their goalkeeper minutes before half time.
Gravesend ladies came out by far the better squad
in the second half , playing the ball around the field with ease and class
and within minutes of kick off Jade McDermott skilfully took her second of
At 4-0 and 25 minutes to go, Gravesend &
Northfleet manager Valter Antunes made two changes to the squad to rest
winger Zoe Morrell and defender Stacey Grey, allowing Kealey O’Hanlon
and Emily Hampton to make their mark on the game.
Gravesend continued to work hard right through to
the final minute securing their place for the first time in the clubs
history into the second round proper of the FA Cup.