Cambridge draw

13 November 2008

An excellent comeback from 3-1 down at half time saw the women’s Blues pick up a valuable first point of the season against Stevenage, one of the best teams in the league.

With players coming back from injury, the Blues confirmed that women’s football at Cambridge is getting stronger and stronger.

Having conceded an early goal, Cambridge quickly pulled one back, with an accurate strike from Tory Clarkson (New Hall). However, Cambridge were up against it before the interval, with Stevenage scoring two more goals, from corners, courtesy of Madden and Goldbeer.

It was not looking good, although the Blues had played some good football and were unlucky not to cap their possession with another goal before the break.

Thanks to the superb skills of Josie North, Stevenage put intense pressure on the Cambridge backline at the beginning of the second half. However, a good performance by the defence, marshalled by the captain, and birthday girl, Cat Murphy (Robinson), meant that Stevenage could not find a way through to goal.

A Lindsey Cameron (New Hall) pass from a throw in, put in Clare Ross (Trinity Hall) to score and bring Cambridge right back into the match. Then, a few minutes later, Tory Clarkson scored her second of the match to put the Blues level.

Stevenage began to panic as they saw the match slipping away from them, but they continued to play very well, defending brilliantly with last ditch tackles, and continuing to attack fiercely.

At the final whistle, Cambridge had held off the team that was third in the table going into the match, although a few missed opportunities near the end suggested that the Blues could still improve.