Chichester City Women progressed to a quarter-final meeting with Montpelier Villa WFC in the Sussex County Women's & Girls Football League Challenge Cup, by beating Goring By Sea CFC Ladies 10-0.
In torrential rain and strong winds, City made the most of their higher league status by taking the lead through Charlie Bond inside of 60 seconds. Starting with a new shape and system, the team played a short passing game against the strong winds, and reaped the benefits.
A second goal for Charlie Bond, 2 for Payton Howard and Gaby Hobday, 1 each for Eloise Williams, Elinor Williams, Katie Bundy and Rebecca Fry completed the rout.
Reaction from the Management team
Manager Connor Slade
“It was a great game to try out something new from the training ground in terms of shape and structure of the starting 11. However, it didn’t test us as I’d have hoped. Although we ran away with a 10 goal deficit, I wasn’t overly happy about our tempo and the ability to finish in the final 3rd. It’s a continuous problem that we have to look at improving. Sunday’s game will prove a different challenge. It’s a distance to travel and a tough opponent to face, but we’ll use this weeks training to plan for the challenge ahead. We always go into each game with confidence and high expectations of the players.”
Assistant Manager Joe Connell
Sunday was a good learning curve for all the girls. Playing in tough conditions and having to adapt to a new shape with very little time to prepare. Whilst we dominated the game from start to finish and showed patches of real quality; we need to be more clinical in front of goal as a collective. Credit to the girls for battling through the awful weather and staying focussed for 90 minutes to get the job done.
Reaction from the Players
Captain Gaby Hobday
From the minute we started warming up I knew there were going to be some impressive goals as all the forward players were on fire and they definitely took that into the game. We scored some good team goals following some patient build up play and we scored some class individual goals, its always nice to come away from a game with multiple goal scorers and Sunday was a perfect example of that!
Defender Eloise Williams
It was nice to get my name on the score sheet, who doesn’t love bagging themselves a goal. Even more so, as it has probably been my first for a couple of seasons. Morgan’s wand of a left peg made it easy for me to meet the ball on the volley from her corner.
Next game for Chichester City Women
After the postponement of our fixture for this Sunday, the league game away at Montpelier Villa WFC has been brought forward.
Kick off 2pm.