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City of Manchester fightback seals victory
 Women's Football News 2 Apr 2014
City of Manchester came from a goal behind to claim the Robinsons Brewery Manchester County Women's Cup with a 2-1 win over FC United of Manchester in the Final. 
Despite falling behind after just a minute, City had Claire Young and Vicky Moore's second half efforts to thank as they fought back to victory.
United ran out of the blocks quickest to give themselves an early lead. Chambers was found out wide on the left and struck the net off the underside of the bar with a stunning effort from 20 yards.
City almost responded immediately as a hopeful ball over the top from Bev Howarth reached Alicia Cain who was prevented only by an outstanding last ditch challenge by Aimee Cooke.
United thought they'd made it two when Shelley Woolstencroft played the ball to Chambers who produced a low cross for Lizzie Evans to meet. She found the net only to be see the flag of the assistant referee raised for offside.
Steadily City grew into the game, however, and after Young had seen two long range efforts fizz over the bar, Vicky Lomas was denied only by the onrushing keeper who smothered the attempt.
There was enough time for Bety Tattersall to hit the woodwork for United just before the break and how they were left to rue that opportunity as Young equalised not long after the restart.
Daughter of Manchester City legend Neil, 'Nelly' would have been proud of the strike that drew City of Manchester level and caused the Blues to wheel away in celebration. With the goalkeeper off her line, Young struck from 30 yards and watched as the ball nestled in the back of the net.
Vicky Moore almost added to the celebrations with an effort of her own but saw the chance snuffed out by a comfortable Mary Priestner save. A Young corner caused trouble in the United box and had to be scrambled away with the game delicately poised, before Evans wasted a decent opportunity for United.
Then came the winner. Another Young corner simple wasn't dealt with by the United defence and Moore was on hand to nod her side in front and silence the FC faithful.
Under the watchful eye of Manchester City and England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, Ellie Stanford had to be at her best to keep her side in front as Chambers went in search of a last minute leveler.
First with a fine point blank stop and then with a tip over the bar, before the United goalscorer crashed a final effort against the woodwork to no avail.
The whistle followed soon after and CoM were crowned Robinsons Brewery Womens Cup champions!
(Source: www.manchesterfa.com)

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