Cornwall Women’s League Cup



CALLINGTON Town ladies’ seconds travelled to Penryn in the first round of the league cup and came away with a hard-fought but thoroughly deserved win.

The team had to have a reshuffle early on when central midfielder Alicia Turner suffered a nasty muscle injury. The change led to Rohana Shaharudin and Rachel Finch playing in the middle of the park. The away side had the ball in the net shortly after, when Keisha Ellis thought she had scored but the goal was disallowed for offside.

The second half started with Callington hitting the post twice in quick succession. Captain Gemma Farley also headed over from close-range. Before-long Town eventually had their deserved break-through as Lisa Pearce broke Penryn’s defensive line and fired past the keeper to put her side in front.

Callington then continued to dominate the game and should have made it more comfortable. Penryn pressed for an equaliser in the final five minutes but the defence, expertly marshalled by Louise Ham all game, held firm to come away with the win and a clean sheet.

Player of the match went to Rohana Shaharudin for her calm, yet dominant display in the middle of midfield.