GEORGEHAM and Croyde Ladies progressed to the final of the Devon Women's League Cup with a spectacular 5-1 semi-final win away to previously unbeaten cup favourites Old Suttonians. In form striker Donna Adams gave the Hammers a dream start, forcing home a
GEORGEHAM and Croyde Ladies progressed to the final of the Devon Women's League Cup with a spectacular 5-1 semi-final win away to previously unbeaten cup favourites Old Suttonians.In form striker Donna Adams gave the Hammers a dream start, forcing home a pass from Liz Middleton to put them ahead within five minutes. But as they pressed for a second, a break by the Plymouth side resulted in a cross dropping over the keeper's head for an equaliser.Adams restored the Hammers' lead just five minutes later when she forced an error by the keeper to net her second and take them in at half-time 2-1 ahead.Suttonians put on the pressure in the second half, but a resolute G&C defence gave nothing to the increasingly frustrated home side. The Hammers took a further grip on the game when a fine save from the home keeper only fell to Liz Middleton on the 18 yard box and she rifled an unstoppable volley into the roof of the net.But the best celebration came when tireless left back Laura Slee took a speculative shot from 30 yards and it deceived the keeper for her first G&C goal.Adams sealed the victory and her hat-trick with another goal 10 minutes from time.In the final Division 1 G&C will now meet unbeaten Division 2 side Lipson United.Barnstaple Ladies' game at home to runaway South West League leaders Newquay was lost in the opening half.After a six-week break, Town were slow out of the starting blocks and gave Newquay too much room to manouevre.The result was four first-half goals and the game effectively out of their reach.The second half was a different issue, with Town piling on some pressure, although still finding it difficult to keep the ball.Newquay were always dangerous, but were restricted to only one more goal while Jessica Pearce netted a consolation for Town, before having to leave the pitch through a knee injury. The goal came from good wing play and a good cross by Hannah Passmore.Town also lost integral defender Andrea Mules, with an ankle injury which will keep her out for the next few weeks. With injuries and work commitments, they are now desperately looking out for more players. Anyone interested in playing, contact Andrea Mules on 07882757891. Training is free at Chivenor, Thursdays 7pm-8.45pm, lifts available from South Molton and Barnstaple, all welcome.Holsworthy Ladies were in Devon League Premier Division action away to Exeter Rangers.Kelly Henderson netted their only goal in a 4-1 defeat in which Exeter benefited from a penalty and an own goal.