Sun 13
First Team
A Shrubb (10'), (23'), (59'), K Willett (38'), (81'), G Starkey (69')
Chichester City Ladies 7-0 Rusthall

Chichester City Ladies 7-0 Rusthall

By Rosie Maher
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Goals Goals Goals!!!

A quick start to the game, Chichester set the pace, dominating play and immediately took control of the game. With a fantastic break through Rusthall’s defence straight from kick off, Chi saw themselves with an early chance on goal, only for the keeper to make a brilliant save and it was clear that Chichester were the stronger side. The continuous pressure on the opposing team was soon rewarded when Abbey Shrubb scored the opening goal in the 10th minute of the game. With a one-goal lead, Rusthall worked hard to try and score an equaliser but the link ups and partnerships between Chichester’s players proved to be problematic with Chi having the majority of possession. It didn’t take long before Shrubb scored yet another goal for the home side. Captain Kirsty Willett had an outstanding game and scored a well-deserved goal just before half time came, bringing the score line to 3-0.
Second half kicked off and Chichester quickly created problems for Rusthall. Oozing with confidence, Chichester saw themselves with several more close attempts on goal, from players all over the park. The opposition’s keeper made some exceptional saves, denying a few great attempts from Steph Madden and Megan Thompson. However, Thompsons quick pace and determination helped see her score the next goal of the game and then go on to assist Shrubb minutes later in scoring her third goal putting the score line at 5-0. With Chi comfortably in the lead, Chichester made two subs. Chi were persistent and remained in the attacking third, as Rusthall felt the pressure. A penetrating through ball from Hollie Wride allowed Georgina Starkey to put in a sliding cross, only for it to go into the back of the net. Willett then scored her second goal of the game leaving Chichester on a high with the final score at 7-0. An improvement in performance from last week’s game.
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Sun 13, Nov 2011