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Eaton Socon go one better
Narrowly missing out on promotion the season before on goal difference, Eaton Socon Ladies knew there was another push for promotion in them this coming season.
Good recruitment in pre-
Although some disappointing cup results, their season took a crucial turn with a last minute winning header against Park Ladies from stand in captain Hannah Hutchinson to win the game 3-
Two more cup disappointments followed with one being particularly heavy, which could have derailed their league campaign. Manager Conby rallied round his players and they pushed on and grew more and more confident throughout. All eyes were on the Cambridge Rangers match in the League with it being ‘cannot lose’ for Eaton if they were to fulfil their dream of winning the league.
Although a few big players were missing, Eaton managed to keep Rangers at bay with a 0-
With that game out of the way, three wins from four and the title was theirs. More high scoring games followed and in the last game of the season needing one point to be crowned invincible League Champions. With Kendal O Connor needing only two goals to end as top goalscorer, Eaton Socon took on Waterbeach for one last push to be unbeaten throughout their league campaign. Kendal bagged a hat-
An unbelievable achievement, not just for the team or the manager, but for the club as a whole, promoting Eaton Socon into the Championship from Division Two. To win a league is unbelievable but to do it throughout a campaign without losing a league game is something truly special. Captain Hannah Hutchinson and club captain Gemma Cooksley (out through being pregnant) lifted the league trophy and Kendal O Connor finished as league top goalscorer with 28 goals.
Eaton Socon squad: Keeley Robinson, Leah Akers, Shannah Anico, Mollie Childerley, Kayleigh Clark, Leah Clark, Leah Falzarano, Cara Howell, Hannah Hutchinson, Rebecca Jones, Erin Kelly, Natalie Munden, Kendal O’Connor, Lucy Rogers, Hannah Sainty, Macie Smith, Kirsty Turner, Emily Whiteman, Victoria Wilkinson.