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Portsmouth put the disappointment of their FA Women's Premier League Cup semi final exit to one side with a sparkling display to claim their ninth Hampshire FA Women's Challenge Cup in ten years at Gosport on Wednesday.
The National Divsion club scored 13 times against Aldershot Town of the Southern Regional League Premier Division who were making their first ever appearance in the Final.
The Shots are having their best ever season, vying with Shanklin for promotion to the South West Combination, but they were hit by four goals in the first eleven minutes. Kirsty McGee, Sarah Kempson with two fine finishes and Shelly Cox took advanyage of a nervous start from the underdogs. Cox got her second after being set up by Lucy Quinn, then skipper Gemma Hillier made it six on 28 minutes.
Leeta Rutherford, who was awarded player of the match, added two more before the break on 34 and 41 minutes, including a long range beauty into the top corner.
Callie Messingham in the Shots goal had denied Charley Wilson with a fine save before the break, but the Pompey striker was not to be denied in the second half, tormenting the Shots rearguard with her constant movement to notch a hat-trick in the final half hour. Rutherford just beat Wilson in completing her triple by scoring the 12th, another long range strike on 89 minutes. Kaylee Schumann-Edwards had notched her own contribution in the 83rd minute as Pompey kept a high tempo from start to finish.
Aldershot managed a few raids of their own and competed doggedly throughout. They have another final on May 5th in the League Cup against promotion rivals Shanklin and four more league matches before the season ends. Portsmouth resume their Premier League campaign hoping to climb the table before the finish.
(Report by Patrick Higgins)
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