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Defending champions, South Cave won the East Riding County Women's League Cup for the second successive year on Monday evening, beating Gilberdyke Phoenix 6-0 in the process.
Cave were out of the blocks very quickly with Angie Pritchard stabbing home Elley McGlynn's pinpoint corner on five minutes. The lead was doubled shortly afterwards when South Cave's captain Amy Wilson found Pritchard out wide on the right and the winger had too much pace for the Gilberdyke defence before firing low inside the keeper's left hand post to make it 2-0.
That lead was extended still further when excellent play up the centre of the field saw Rachael Smith, Elley McGlynn and Shannon Meyers all combine to feed the ball in to Stacey Clarke and a neat lay off fell invitingly for Rachel Green to audaciously chip the keeper from just outside the box.
Cave capped a magnificent first half with possibly one of the finest goals ever to grace a final. Following a Gilberdyke goal kick, the ball eventually found its way in to the South Cave half and was retrieved by centre back Amy Wilson, who calmly brought the ball out from defence and passed on to her right back partner Courtney McConville. Under pressure from the Gilberdyke forward, McConville expertly picked out Olivia Key in the centre of midfield. Key brought the ball under instant control and with a couple of touches sent the ball down the right wing for Angie Pritchard to hare after. There was only going to be one winner in that foot race and a first time, inch perfect cross was then volleyed home in spectacular style by Shannon Meyers.
Substitutions to give others the chance of playing in the final and some over elaboration with the ball in key areas meant that South Cave didn't quite match the levels they had performed at in the first half but they still had enough in their locker for Angie Pritchard to score two further goals in the second half.
The Player of the Match award could easily have gone the way of four-goal hero Pritchard on any other day. As it was, the league officials chose Cave's captain Amy Wilson, whose towering calmness in defence and assurance with the ball moving forward kept the victors on the front foot throughout this contest.
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