Women's Football News

 
 
Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
Dark Blue Varsity comeback
 Women's Football Events News - 30 Mar 2018
 
 
Events News - Dark Blue Varsity comeback - 30 Mar 2018 - Women's Football News
 
Oxford University defeated their Cambridge counterparts for the fourth year in a row in a thrilling Varsity encounter at The Hive, home of Barnet FC.
 
After a 3-3 draw in 90 minutes, the Dark Blues won a penalty shootout 4-2.
 
Defeat was harsh on the Light Blues as they had led for the vast majority of the match and were within three minutes of breaking the Oxford hold on the annual encounter.
 
Both clubs have had highly successful seasons in BUCS competitions and it was easy to see why as they tore into each other from the
first whistle, chances coming thick and fast at both ends of the pitch.
 
Jen Atherton opened the scoring early for Cambridge, having already threatened the Dark Blue goal twice.
 
At the other end, Cambridge keeper Laura Bleehen was kept busy, mainly by Bev Leon and when she was beaten, Fiona Conlon cleared off the line on 25 minutes. However, Leon was not to be denied and slotted home the equaliser on 40 minutes.
 
Parity lasted less than two minutes when Cambridge regained the lead through Sophia D'Angelo who netted from close range from a free kick delivery.
 
Cambridge extended their lead early in the second when Atherton won and converted a penalty. Oxford had continued to threaten with Leon striking the bar from distance and it was no surprise when she reduced the arrears on the hour, heading home a Sherrona Forrester cross.
 
Cambridge had chances to settle the match but were twice denied by Oxford sub goalkeeper May Martin before a defensive slip let in Mary Hintze on 87 minutes for the Oxford equaliser.
 
The large and enthusiastic support for both teams were treated to the drama of a shootout. Both keepers made saves but, in contrast to the previous 90 minutes, Oxford were always in the lead and their fifth penalty settled the outcome.
 
Both teams deserve great credit for an excellent advert for Varsity football in the 33rd edition of the oldest university rivalry.
 
Cambridge University:
 
Laura Bleehen, Linnea Gradin, Gerda Bachrati, Fiona Conlon, Katy Edwards, Isabel Luetkenherm, Jen Atherton, Daisy Luff, Liz Ashcroft, Sophia D'Angelo, Natalie Faktor. Subs: Connie Buettner, Zoe Cohen, Jamie Cyr, Henny Horsler, Temi Adeyemi.
 
Oxford University:
 
Anna Garcia, Claudia Hill, Kaih Rutz, Maddie Hooper, Lucy Harper, Helen Bridgman, Beverly Leon, Sherona Forrester, Ellana Slade, Katie Plummer, Brigid Lahiff. Subs: May Martin, Louise Nolan, Erin Robinson, Mary Hintze, Isabel Stainsby.
 
(Report by Patrick Higgins)
 
(Photo by www.jamesprickett.co.uk)

 
 back to TOP


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2018-2019
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)