Sunday 3rd Nov 2013 (1387 Views)
Sunday saw the senior 1st team progress to the 1st Round Proper of the Women’s FA Cup.
With only two 1st team regulars from last season, Kirsty Johnson (Captain) and Ami Buzzeo, the young squad saw off Cheadle Heath Nomads with a 3:2 victory.
A poor first 20 minutes saw United concede before Chloe Dixon equalised with a superb individual goal on 22 minutes. This kick started United into action who dominated the game.
Dionne Newton scored her first goal for the club on 31 minutes, while Molly Lambert, Cara Hopkinson and Kim Brown had excellent chances to extend the lead, but went into the break 2:1 up.
Heather Craddock made it 3:1 on 54 minutes with plenty of other chances to put the game beyond Cheadle, but to their credit they came back with a goal on the 78th minute to make it 3:2.
Chloe Dixon put the ball in the back of the net just before full-time but was deemed off-side and United held out for the victory.
United now face either Tynedale or Middlesbrough away in the first round on Sunday 1st December.