For the second game in a row, ‘The Whites’ displayed brilliant finishing ability and a strong defensive performance as they thrashed visitors Skegness Town 9-0 and booked their place in the next round of the Lincolnshire County Cup.
Another quick start from United began with Ellie Gilliatt, Lauren Churcher and Kaitlin Peaker all having chances to score the opening goal of the game. It was Gilliatt and Churcher who combined to start the scoring in the 11th minute. Gilliatt ran down the right wing before crossing to Churcher who was unmarked at the back post. Positioned only a few yards out from goal, she calmly tapped the ball into the goal.
#TheWhites 1 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
Gilliatt and Peaker both continued to cause problems for the opposition’s defence before the latter contributed to the hosts’ second goal in the 33rd minute. The forward was brought down unfairly inside the box, giving Churcher the chance to double her tally. She took the opportunity as she sent the keeper the wrong way and finished into the bottom left corner.
#TheWhites 2 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
Only two minutes later, Amy Hood’s freekick from just outside her penalty box evaded everyone in a Skegness shirt before Gilliatt ran onto it. She forced the keeper come out to pressure her but wasn’t troubled as she slotted the ball past her.
#TheWhites 3 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
Peaker thought she had scored the home side’s fourth goal but the referee disallowed it for a foul on the keeper.
Lincoln United WFC 3 – 0 Skegness Town WFC (HT)
Only three minutes into the second half, Tracey Duxbury-Mead added her name to the goal scorer’s list as she converted past the keeper after Churcher’s free kick.
#TheWhites 4 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
With 51 minutes on the clock, Gilliatt scored her second after brilliant work from Sally Cairns. She pressed the visitors’ attacker back into her penalty box, leading to Gilliatt taking the ball, dribbling past two defenders and supplying an excellent finish into the top left corner.
#TheWhites 5 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
The home side continued to dominate possession and momentum and began to introduce fresh faces, starting with Liv Smith replacing Peaker.
In the 65th minute, arguably the best goal of the game came as a wonderfully-worked move fell to Cairns, who had made a great run into the box from defence, and she showed the composure of a striker to give the keeper no chance of saving her effort.
#TheWhites 6 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
More substitutions came for ‘The Whites’ as Tallulah Freeman and Zoë Devonport took Demi Barai and Duxbury-Mead’s places on the pitch.
Cairns added to her impressive list of attacking contributions as she played a brilliant through-ball to Churcher. On a hat trick, she took the ball round a defender before producing another calm finish to claim her third goal of the game.
#TheWhites 7 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
With 4 minutes remaining, United still had time for more goals as Megan Long joined the party. A corner lead to the ball falling to Long’s feet and she tapped it past the keeper with ease.
#TheWhites 8 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
As the referee was close to ending the game, Smith’s corner was met with a powerful header from Annie Ward. The keeper did well to deny her but could not prevent Devonport from beating her to the ball and poking it into the goal.
#TheWhites 9 – 0 Skegness Town WFC
The hosts were too strong but Skegness should not be too disheartened. For a side from two divisions below they demonstrated why they are unbeaten in the league so far this season with moments of talent alongside continuous hard work.
Lincoln United WFC 9 - 0 Skegness Town WFC (FT)
‘The Whites’ will have a chance to continue their impressive performances next Sunday when they host Anstey Nomads at Ashby Avenue. It’s sure to be a cracker judging from the two close encounters between the sides this season!
Match Report by James Ede photo credit - Jon High Media