By Mackenzie Byrne http://kenzieebyrnesoccerviews.blogspot.com/
Loughborough Foxes are into the hat for the second round of the County Cup after a demolition job on lower ranked side Castle Donington Ladies.
It only took Foxes five minutes to open the scoring after Frankie Wilson was brought down inside the box & rose to her feet to convert the resulting penalty kick. Foxes wasted no time in adding a second less than a minute later. Eva Rogers fired the ball in off the underside of the bar. It was already looking like a long afternoon for the travelling side.
Wilson & Rogers both added a second either side of a long range effort from Harriet Simes who curled the ball into the far bottom corner. Victoria Brackenbury converted Foxes second penalty of the afternoon after Siobhan Eastham was fouled just inside the box inside half hour. A composed finish from the centre back to put the Women’s Premier League side six goals to the good inside thirty minutes.
Castle Donington recorded their first shot of the game, which was a fairly tame effort from their number 10 which wasn’t enough to trouble Amy Burle between the Foxes’ sticks.
Foxes returned down the opposite end and added a further two goals. Brackenbury powered in a header from a corner & Charlotte Cooper rounded the defender and curled her effort into the far corner of the net. Chloe Young bagged a brace within a minute, five minutes before the break. The first coming from good footwork and a rocket into the top corner and the later a composed finish from the edge of the box. That’s five goals in three days for the midfielder!
Rogers completed her hat-trick before half time after scoring a carbon copy of her second goal, as she lofted the ball over the goalkeeper.
Foxes lead 11-0 at half time.
Foxes started the second half as they ended it and Jodie Bartle scored her first goal for the club, converting a good corner, from substitute Laura Steele, with a bullet header past the goalkeeper.
Brackenbury was the second player of the match to notch a hat-trick after glancing in a teasing cross from Foxes skipper Shauna Chambers. Rogers prodded home her fourth after good work down the left from Cooper & Siobhan Eastham rounded off a fine performance before being substituted with a rasper strike from range!
Foxes went on to score a further two goals, Wilson, later to be named Woman of the Match, scoring a hat-trick of her own after flicking home a corner & a Donington centre back looking to get in on the action by scoring herself... into her own net. Fair play to her as her celebration was the best one of the afternoon - with a Jack Black esk knee slide!
Castle Donington didn’t have much to cheer about, but they had a few 'meg nuts' calls when their players not only rolled the ball through Simes’ legs, but Chambers also.
Foxes return to action next Sunday against Middlesbrough in the League Cup at the Loughborough University Football Stadium. Middlesbrough are currently plying their trade in the Women’s Premier League Northern Division, a league higher than Foxes, and are currently topping the table. The match will be a good test for Foxes who are currently unbeaten in Women’s Premier League Midlands Division One.