Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -1°C

Search

Ipswich Town ladies stay unbeaten after 2-2 draw with Cambridge United

PUBLISHED: 11:54 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 11 September 2017

Ipswich Town midfielder Cassie Craddock has now scored 4 goals in 3 games this season. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Ipswich Town midfielder Cassie Craddock has now scored 4 goals in 3 games this season. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Archant

FA Women’s Premier League South East

Cambridge United 2

Ipswich Town 2

Ipswich Town ladies were pegged back twice as they drew 2-2 with Cambridge United to stay unbeaten so far this season, writes Ross Halls.

Ipswich Town players celebrate Amanda Crump goal to make it 2-1 to Town. Picture: ROSS HALLS Ipswich Town players celebrate Amanda Crump goal to make it 2-1 to Town. Picture: ROSS HALLS

Cassie Craddock put Town in front, in a match played at Mildenhall Town, against the run of play with a great strike into the top of the goal from just inside the area.

She has now scored four goals in three games – she netted a hat-trick in the Blues’ 8-1 win over Larkhall Athletic in the FA WPL Cup determining round last weekend – and her strike sent the Blues into half-time leading 1-0.

Cambridge equalised with 20 minutes of the second half gone. A fantastic run from Evie Gallop saw her shot parried by Town keeper Ellie Bird, but ex-Blue Amy Howlett reacted well to fire home the rebound.

Ipswich then retook the lead through an in-swinging corner from captain Amanda Crump, which took a touch on its way in at the far post to make it 2-1 to the Blues.

Ipswich Town striker Jade Henry on the ball for Ipswich. Picture: ROSS HALLS Ipswich Town striker Jade Henry on the ball for Ipswich. Picture: ROSS HALLS

But Cambridge equalised late on as Nuala Wayne held the ball up well in the box before spinning and firing the ball high into the net to win her team a point.

The ladies will come out of the game feeling unfortunate not to get all three points, but it’s a improvement on recent results against the U’s, who crushed them 5-0 and 4-1 last season.

Goalscorer Craddock said: “The game was highly physical and the girls battled very hard all over the pitch – we were unfortunate not to get all three points.

“It’s great to finally be adding goals into my game – something that has been a real focus of mine for this season. Four goals in the last two games – I’ll take that!”

Ipswich Town striker Natasha Thomas on the ball for Ipswich during the 2-2 draw with Cambridge. Picture: ROSS HALLS Ipswich Town striker Natasha Thomas on the ball for Ipswich during the 2-2 draw with Cambridge. Picture: ROSS HALLS

The result sees Ipswich go second in the FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One, after two wins and a draw, with Luton Town currently top of the league after three wins on the trot.

Up next for Ipswich is a home fixture against Leyton Orient at the Goldstar Ground on Sunday. Orient put nine past Enfield Town last weekend, and sit sixth in the league.

Town side: Bird, Blackwood, Hubbard, Fagg, Craddock, Thomas, Crump ©, Cossey, Henry (Campbell), Cage, Moore (S Welton). Subs not used: Downey, Ball

Live build-up, action and reaction as Ipswich Town take on Preston in the Championship.

Ipswich Town take on Preston North End in a Championship match at Deepdale this afternoon. STUART WATSON previews the action.

We have assembled a group of Town fans to predict the outcome of Ipswich games and have their say on what’s going on at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy spoke openly about his uncertain future at this morning’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game at Preston. STUART WATSON posed the questions.

Martyn Waghorn wants Ipswich Town to make a fast start and ‘have a real go’ at Preston North End tomorrow afternoon.

Mick McCarthy has confirmed striker David McGoldrick will not play again this season.

Mick McCarthy believes Luke Hyam needs to remain patient and push his case on the field as he enters the final few months of his Ipswich Town contract.

Mick McCarthy is hopeful Joe Garner will be fit to face former club Preston this weekend while a trio of youngsters could get a chance to impress at Deepdale.

Ipswich Town take on Preston North End, at Deepdale, on Saturday in what will be their third Championship game in seven days.

Bacon’s Bites: In this week’s column, Mike Bacon takes a look at how the FA Cup is alive and kicking, plus, have you taken in a Spanish football game?

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24