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The Big Fat ITFC Women Quiz – Week 4

Last week’s round caught a few people out. Top spot has gone from being shared by 7 to 5!. Only 2 more rounds to go!, who can catch Tash?

Here we go with week 4! only 1 round left after this! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CRMHVHK

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The Big Fat ITFC Women Quiz – Week 3

Week 2 provided a couple of questions that tripped some of you up! meaning the league table has thinned out now. Joe and Tash lead the way with only a handful of fans keeping up the pace!.

With plans for the season to be resumed now in place, the final week of the quiz will be posted on the 4th of December and a winner announced on the 11th!. But for now, here is week 3’s questions. Good luck, can anyone keep up with Tash and the boss?……..

Week 3 Questions >>> https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P2ZSPV2

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The Big Fat ITFC Women Quiz – Week 2

30 of you took part in week 1 and ,judging by the table, week 1 was rather easy!. We even have the gaffer and some players taking part!.

We have had to step up the questions for week 2! same rules apply, only your first submission will be counted. Good luck!

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The Big Fat ITFC Women Quiz

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With the season called to a temporary halt, we need some sort of entertainment. SO!! introducing The Big Fat ITFC Women Quiz!.

How does it work?

With the season stopped, we are going to post a weekly quiz of 9 questions each week until the season resumes. We will produce a league table along with the new set of questions each week and whoever finishes top come the resumption of the season, will win an ITFC Women Team Poster signed by two players of the winners choice. Only your first try will be counted.

What if there are joint winners?

In the event of a tie at the top of the table come the end of the quiz, the joint leaders will be entered into a draw and a winner will be picked.

So!! are you ready to test your ITFC Women knowledge?. Let the most knowledgeable fan win!.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS WEEK 1 QUIZ

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Post Match Verdict – Norwich (A)

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Sunday 1st November

Norwich City 1-3 Ipswich Town

Ipswich Line-up –

Williamson (GK), Hubbard (c), Cooper, Peake, Adamson, Lafayette, Allen, King, Peskett, Grey, Thomas

Subs –

Meollo, Sutherland, Barrett, Egan, Abrehart, Rossiter

They say it’s the games you play poorly in but still come out with a win that count come the end of the season. Although this was a cup game, it was a tough one at that. The score-line doesn’t always tell the full story at the full time whistle and that stands for this game. The 2nd half seemed to be a struggle for Joe Sheehan’s side as they continually tried to break down the Norwich door but found themselves short of an outcome.

Ipswich have made a habit this season of scoring early and that continued against Norwich when Anna Grey ran to the byline and pulled the ball back for Eloise King to place into the bottom corner. Town seemed to take confidence from that early goal but still couldn’t get a foothold in the game as Norwich were more than happy to shut them down in the middle of the park and not give them time to play their own game. The Canaries were threatening the Ipswich goal from the early stages but Lucy Williamson was determined to get another clean sheet against her name.

Sophie Peskett found the net again as she got on the end of Eloise King’s through ball and slotted it past the onrushing keeper. Sophie has been one of our stand out players in the opening fixtures and her energy today proved she has a lot more to give the team in the coming games.

Paige Peake stepped up to score another free kick, putting it into the top corner and leaving the keeper with no chance. This was after she struck another free kick onto the cross bar earlier on in the first half.

After the break was when things got tough for Ipswich. Their Norfolk based rivals came out looking to play on the counter attack and it worked. Sitting back and closing down any possession in the midfield, forcing them to go back instead of forward put the team at a loss of causing Norwich problems. Ipswich did create some chances in the second half, coming from the wide players but a well organised Norwich defence was keeping them out.

Ipswich kept solid and it was only a mistake from a short Town corner that allowed Norwich to counter attack and see Keunna be put through 1 on 1 with Lucy Williamson and slot the ball into the far corner of the net.

The Ups and Downs –

It was a bit of a back step in terms of performance for the Tractor Girls but many will say it’s the result that matters. Town advance into the next round of the cup but Joe Sheehan will be looking for a big improvement on the pitch when they travel to Leyton Orient next Sunday, assuming it goes ahead with the new lockdown coming into play on Thursday.

On a brighter note, Eloise continued her scoring form against the Canaries and some good team work down the left side between Grey and Hubbard saw them cause a headache for the Norwich Right Back.

Player Of The Match –

This was probably the toughest pick so far this season as there wasn’t any really stand out performances. But in the first half, Anna Grey run the left side of the pitch ragged. Hitting the byline to find Eloise in the box for the opening goal and then creating lots of chances for her team mates in the box. I thought the link up play between Anna and Eva was really encouraging and Norwich struggled to keep tabs on them and stop their crosses. Most of the play in the first half eventually went down that side of the pitch, just because of how much trouble it was causing Norwich. Anna’s performances this season seem to get better and better with each game and she deserved this POTM for the chances she created for the team.

Post Match with Joe

“I think we started well, scored early. Some elements of some good play”

“Bit disappointed we didn’t build on the good start we had”

“Second Half, I’m a bit disappointed if I’m honest. We didn’t really capitalise and didn’t really look to impose ourselves”

Officials –

I always feel derby games are awkward to overlook. You come down too hard and you risk taking the passion out of the game but you let things go and you risk losing control of the game. I feel Referee Harvey Newstead had a fairly decent game, although inconsistent with his decisions. A few times he gave a free kick for something he let go earlier in the game and this was the same for both sides, not just for Ipswich. Other than that, the majority of his performance was fairly decent. A few rough challenges from the home side but nothing where the ball wasn’t played or could be classed as malicious. We have had a lot worse officials in recent times. an 8/10 for me. More consistent decision making would have given him a 10.

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Match Preview – Norwich City

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Norwich City vs Ipswich Town

Sunday 1st November – The Nest, Norwich, NR10 3AQ – 1pm ko – ticket only.

The first East Anglian Derby of the season is upon us as Ipswich Town head into Norfolk in the FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round. The two sides faced off in the exact same round last season at the Goldstar Ground where the Tractor Girls run away with the win. This time around, the roles have reversed but Joe Sheehan’s side, who have scored 20 goals in their last 2 games and conceded none, will be very much in the hunt for the same result.

Pre-Match Chat –

As expected with any derby game, every Ipswich fan will be fully up for the visit to Norwich on the back of what has been an amazing start to the season for Town. Striker Natasha Thomas has been in unstoppable form recently and is now only 3 goals away from taking her goal tally for the club to 100. What a game it would be to hit such an achievement.

Team Talk –

Last weeks games at Kent was called off due to international call ups and it seems all the players have returned home without any fresh injuries. Joe Sheehan won’t be short of options for this Sundays’ match. Molly Sutherland and Amy-Leigh Abrehart will be hoping for places in the team after fine performances last time out again Peterborough Northern Star.

The Opposition –

Norwich currently sit 7th in the league after 3 games played, with 2 wins and 1 loss to their name and manager Shaun Howes was pleased with his sides showing in the 3-2 win over AFC Wimbledon last weekend. Kathryn Stanley currently sits as the Canaries top scorer with 3 goals.

Players to Watch

With 2 hat-tricks in as many games, and a club centaury on the cards, Ipswich forward Natasha Thomas won’t be letting anything get in her way on Sunday as she looks to get that 100th club goal. Ipswich fan Eloise King got a hat-trick in our last visit to Norwich and will be very much up to repeat that. Midfielder Georgia Allen looks to be part of her first East Anglian Derby since returning to Suffolk and, after some impressive opening performances, could be the key to unlocking the Norwich defence.

From The Squad –

Molly Sutherland’s performances so far this season haven’t gone unnoticed by the Ipswich Town fans and will be hoping to see more of her this weekend. We caught up with Molly to look ahead to this Sundays’ clash.

We have a very good record against Norwich in recent years, so how did the team react to drawing them in the FA Cup?

The team are, for obvious reasons, ecstatic to be drawn against Norwich, it being a derby game really does make it that little bit more exciting.

It’s a shame the game has come at a time where crowd numbers are restricted. Judging by the social media reaction, a sell out is very likely. Having that support for a derby game must give the team a boost, especially away?

The support we receive is always something we are so grateful for as it really does help push us on in times where a game may become stagnant. In recent rival games against Norwich the support has always been crazy, so it will be unfortunate if the expected capacity of fans aren’t all allowed to watch.

We beat Norwich at this stage last season. Should we be weary of a revenge mission this time round?

We take every team as serious as each other, as like I mentioned any side can be deadly with a desire to win. Although we will prepare for a good Norwich team, like all games we will go into it with confidence. We won’t be any more wary because of prior results but will instead just focus on the game at hand.

They say form goes out of the window when it comes to derby games. Is it just about playing our own game and ensuring we don’t get distracted by the occasion?

Exactly that! The game should be treated as any other so that the only thing we’re focused on is our own individual performances and how this can aid the team to victory. We know our strengths, we just need to play to them in the match.

Being a life long Ipswich fan, Eloise will be very much up for this meeting. She bagged a hat-trick last time against Norwich, I’m sure she’ll very much be looking for another this time?

Eloise is always fired up for a game against Norwich and she definitely is this time round. I think with such a good performance last time, she will be wanting to replicate this to help Ipswich produce another derby day win!

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East Anglian Derbies – A look back

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It’s the first game fans look for when the fixtures get released each Summer, but this weekends’ meeting between the eastern rivals meets outside of league action. Just like last season, it’s another East Anglian Derby in the Third Round Qualifying of the FA Cup and another highly anticipated clash for the Tractors Girls.

Ipswich are the runaway favourites heading into Norfolk this Sunday, having beaten the Canaries in last seasons’ FA Cup 6-1 at the Goldstar Ground while also winning the league games, 4-1 and 10-0.

Joe Sheehan’s side are yet to concede a goal in league and cup action this season while heading to Norwich on the back of 2 10-0 wins. With Natasha Thomas also firing in two Hat-tricks in as many games, this Sunday’s opponents will do well to keep her quiet.

You have to go back two seasons since the last time Norwich took points off the Tractor Girls when they won 3-0 at Plantation Park during the 18/19 season. Only Natasha Thomas and Paige Wakefield remain with the club from that game.

Meetings between Ipswich and Norwich have always been high scoring games, with the lowest combined goals over the two league games from the past five seasons being 4.

15/16 – 12 goals over 2 games

16/17 – 8 goals over 2 games

17/18 – 14 over 2 games

18/19 – 4 goals over 2 games

19/20 – 15 goals over 2 games

Last season saw the most amount of goals in the league games between the two rivals which Ipswich won 10-0 and 4-1. A standout performance from Ipswich Town fan Eloise King saw the young Midfielder get herself a Hat-trick in the away fixture at Plantation Park.

With Joe Sheehan’s side in the mood they currently find themselves, we could see another high scoring game on Sunday when they travel to Norwich’s new home, The Nest on Sunday afternoon.

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Interview with Molly Sutherland

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If you asked me which player I thought had improved the most in the last 12 months, I’d give you a list of about 5 or 6 players that had all become better players, but the top of that list would be Molly Sutherland. It’s no secret the talent Ipswich Town has coming through into the first team, Molly being one of them. But with Allen, Lafayette, and King currently occupying the centre of midfield, any midfielder coming through will find it difficult to break into that.

Despite the strength Ipswich has in that area, Molly has been named on every team sheet this season, except for the away game at Billericay, where she was captaining an Ipswich side in the Suffolk Cup Final instead where she lead the team to lift the trophy at full time.

Molly got herself on the scoresheet in the last game with a beautiful strike from outside of the area, as the Tractor Girls’ run out 10-0 winners in the FA Cup 2nd round qualifying. Something I think we can look forward to seeing more of as Sutherland forces her way into Joe Sheehan’s plans.

England Training Camps have already been part of Molly’s career and wouldn’t be too surprised if Sutherland got the call again, given her recent performances and continued progression.

We caught up with Molly to take a look back at the last month of games and discuss the departure of highly respected Coach, Paige Shorten.

Which footballer, men’s or women’s, would you love to play alongside?

Steven Gerrard

What team do you support?

Liverpool!!!

Who inspires you?

I think how hard-working Cristiano Ronaldo is, is very inspiring.

3 songs from your playlist?

1)Martin & Gina- Polo G 2)Hello- Pop Smoke 3) Insecure- Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller

Do you have any pre-match rituals?

Not really, although I tend to tie my shoelaces up several times before the game.

A football memory you’ll never forget?

Winning a cup final with a team prior to Ipswich!.

Which teammate would you room share with on an away trip?

Abbie Laffy

Which 4 teammates would you pick on your 5-a-side?

Lucy Williamson, Abbie Laff, Sophie Peskett and Zoe Barratt

We started the month hosting Cambridge City, which was moved due to the weather. Do you have to adapt your game when playing on an artificial pitch?


No, not particularly, I don’t think an artificial pitch affects our game. We train on both the grass and the 3G, so we feel comfortable that we can perform at a high standard on both these surfaces.

We started well, taking the lead after 2 minutes. It seems to be a good habit taking an early lead at the moment?

Yes, at the moment it definitely seems that way. I think it’s a good habit to get into, as in scoring early we take clear control of the game. It allows us to settle into the match without the pressure of scoring that first goal.

We come away with the win and a clean sheet. They did prove difficult to break down though. Could that have been the effect of changing to an artificial pitch?

I don’t think the astro had much of an impact. I think Cambridge City just set up slightly different from what was expected and so it was about realising this and adapting to try new ways of breaking them down, which eventually we were able to.

We dominated the game in terms of possession and chances, is this something you work hard on in training, retaining the ball, and being patient?

Yeah for sure! We know how important it is to take control of matches so ball retention in good areas of the pitch is definitely a focus of training. We’re a team that enjoys creating chances, however, we also understand the need to sometimes just be patient so that we can keep possession until a clear chance presents itself. This way we don’t lose the ball from trying to force a pass.

The Cambridge United game was an emphatic win. Laying down that marker early on must give the team confidence?

I think every game we play were confident with our ability to win, even if the first goal seems to never come. However of course by taking a quick lead it allows us to relax into the match earlier, hopefully avoiding the possible franticness of trying to find a late winner.

Natasha Thomas smashed in her first Hat-trick of the season against Cambridge United. How important is she when she’s in this form and she must be a nightmare for defenders?

When in form defenders should definitely be fearful! She’s a crucial part of the squad and like she’s shown in the last couple of weeks she’s very much capable of scoring hat tricks every game. With such variety in her finishes, it must be impossible for a defender to determine what she’s going to do next!

When you’re winning by such a big margin, is it difficult to remain focused and ensure the team doesn’t get too confident and lose its shape?

This is something we are consistently addressing as a team, whether it be before a game or within one, there is constant communication about staying switched on. Not only are we a high scoring side, but we’re yet to let a goal in this season so the squad has a real desire to keep this momentum of clean sheets going. The only way to do this is to make sure we never lose focus and stay disciplined within our formation.

Zoe Barrett got herself on the scoresheet, there’s a lot of potential in the squad coming through the Academy?

There really is. There are so many players that are in great form and Zoe is definitely one of them having scored a lot of goals recently. I think if younger players can carry on improving as they are, then in a few years the ladies’ side may be seeing some new faces.

We have to talk about your goal in the Peterborough NS game. It was quite a hit from outside the area, is that something you practice a lot, shooting from outside the area?

It is! I thought last season it was an area that needed improvement so throughout lockdown it was something I practiced religiously every week with my dad. I find that most drills in training don’t allow for long-range shooting so I now go out with a friend locally to make sure I carry on improving. Hopefully, my goal tally can keep increasing this season!

Another ten goals and another clean sheet, the whole team seems to be really enjoying their football at the moment?

We definitely are! It’s so enjoyable to be apart of a team that is able to score so many goals, as it begins to give players the freedom to express themselves, not only in the scoring but in the build-up play for these chances. I think it’s clear how confident the team truly is as there’s been such a variety of players getting on the score sheet.

Going up against smaller teams in cups, are you always wary of a potential upset?

We never underestimate any team we get drawn against as a side of determined, hard-working players can be dangerous. We prepare exactly the same as any other game to make sure we’re not at the wrong end of a cup upset!

We have seen some rotation in the team for this game and it speaks volumes of the talent we have that we can knock out a 10-0 win even with younger faces in the team?

There is such a depth of quality throughout the entirety of both the academy and the ladies’ side and so any team put out is one that can confidently win games. I think because players from the academy now understand there is an opportunity to be apart of the women’s side, it creates really healthy competition which can only help to improve an already exceeding group of players.

Sarah Brasero made her debut and also became the youngest player to play for the club. She made a good impact and certainly did herself proud?

She should definitely be proud of her performance. Making your debut for the first team is already something that comes with a lot of pressure, however in also being the youngest player to do so there were high expectations. Sarah dealt with this brilliantly and never looked out of place. I’m sure she will be getting time in the team again within the season.

We received the sad news this month that Paige Shorten is leaving us, and we wish her the best. How big of an impact has she had for the club and yourself on a personal level?

It’s been such a pleasure to have Paige coach me for the time I’ve been at this club. She was a manager that cared on such a personal level for all the players, which is something I think is going to be really hard to replicate. I’ve learned masses under her and I wish her nothing but the best of luck in her new role, not that she needs it!

Paige has overseen a lot of the current squad come through the Academy. So seeing them all progress into the first team and getting them England call ups is a testament to her hard work?

It certainly is a testament to her hard work. To have so many players be called up for their respective age group just shows the level of coaching we are exposed to at the club, and how far players are able to go with this support. Paige has played a massive part in all of our careers so far.

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WSL Academy season set to return

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Ipswich Town’s u21 season was set to return this week as they were scheduled to host West Ham u21 at Playford Road, but this has since been called off due to the international call ups.

The young Tractor Girls’ will now have to wait until 4th November before they kick off their new season when they welcome Bristol City u21 to Suffolk. Although, Ipswich do host Kesgrave Kestrels in the Suffolk Cup on the 1st November, the same day the first team head to Norwich to face their East Anglian rivals in the 3rd round qualifying for the FA Cup, so it’s highly likely the team facing Kesgrave will be fully made up of Academy players, as most of the more featured players will head up the A140 with Joe and the first team.

Before last season was cut short, the u21 side were sitting mid-table after 17 games played with 8 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses to their name. They have some tough opposition in their league, facing the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Everton in the top tier of Women’s Academy football.

The West Ham game will now be rearranged but the Tractor Girls’ would have been relishing facing last season’s bottom side, who had lost all 16 of their games before the season was cut short and sat bottom of the league with a -84 goal difference. With the Ipswich first team flying high currently, players eligible for the u21’s currently in the first team would have been looking on keenly at this opening fixture which would have been held at Playford Road behind closed doors.

Instead, the young blues will now await the visit from Bristol City next month, then Reading a week later.

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Post Match Verdict – Peterborough NS

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Sunday 18th October

Ipswich Town 10-0 Peterborough Northern Star

Ipswich Line-up

Williamson, Rossiter, Cooper, Egan, Hubbard, Lafayette, King, Sutherland, Abrehart, Barrett, Thomas

Meollo, Grey, Allen, Peake, Peskett, Billson, Adamson, Brasero

Perfect Send-off

This game marked the farewell for popular Ipswich Town Coach Paige Shorten. After spending so long at the club and helping produce some brilliant young players, Paige is leaving the club for pastures new as she takes up a new position with the FA. Everyone at the club, I’m sure will miss her presence but wish her all the best on her new journey.

Debut Appearance –

Young Midfielder Sarah Brasero made her first team debut in the second half when she replaced Eloise King, making her the youngest ever player to play for Ipswich Town Women. A good showing from the youngster which saw her get a debut assist as she put the ball on a plate for Zoe Barrett to put in the net midway in the second half.

Key Events –

Just like last weeks Post Match Verdict, what do you say about a 10-0 win?, another brilliant team performance, lots of goals and another clean sheet. But it was a chance for some less used players to make their mark.

Amy-Leigh Abrehart certainly done that, causing the Peterborough NS full back a headache trying to stop her pace and close ball control from skipping past her repeatedly, Eloise King got her first goal of the season with some brilliant skill to give the keeper the slip and be greeted by an open goal and Zoe Barrett continued to find the net from the left wing when she found herself inside the box with the goal at her mercy.

One player I always find goes under the radar is Molly Sutherland. Yet again she showed why she could be joining the likes of King, Peskett and Peake, among other, in the England call ups in the not so distant future. Molly opened the scoring today with a beautiful 25 yard strike that hit the postage stamp in the top corner after minutes. The young Centre Midfielder seems to just get better each time she enters the team and provides her fair share of goals and assists, and today was no different as she played a stunning through ball for Eloise King to round the keeper and get her goal. I don’t think it will be long before we see her being a permanent starter each week in Joe Sheehan’s midfield.

Natasha Thomas made sure she was the name on fans lips with another Hat-trick, making it 2 in 2 games now. Thomas got 4 goals in this FA Cup Qualifier bringing her tally to 7 goals in the last 2 games. It’s no wonder teams have being trying to tempt her away from Suffolk. Her opening goal come from a goalmouth scramble after a corner kick which saw the Ipswich number 7 nod the ball home on the 12 minute mark. 26 minutes in and Natasha is proving hot to handle again, an Abrehart free kick is headed clear by the defender but only to the edge of the box, where the Town goal getter fires the ball into the bottom corner with a bullet of a volley. The Hat-trick was complete just 2 minutes later when an Abrehart cross was met by the Ipswich Striker to buried home for another match ball performance.

Just before the break, Ipswich centre half Lindsey Cooper took a knock and Joe Sheehan didn’t see it worthwhile risking her and she was replaced by Paige Peake as a precautionary measure.

Yet again, Zoe Barrett continues to make her stand for the first team. Despite starting on the left and having a quite first half as most the play was down the opposite side, she still found ways of causing trouble for the Peterborough NS defence. Linking up with debutant, Sarah Brasero just after the hour mark to find herself in front of goal and placing the ball to the left of the keeper and into the bottom corner. Another youngster who could force herself into Joe Sheehan’s plans but has tough opposition from Maddie Biggs and Natasha Thomas.

Sumer signing, Georgia Allen joined the action at half time when she replaced Abbie Lafayette. Controlling the midfield and bringing the forward players into play, Allen was making the visitors work hard to regain possession and got on the scoresheet herself after 25 minutes of the second half. Paige Peake’s corner found its way to the far post where Georgia was waiting to stab it home.

Amy-Leigh Abrehart put on a show for the fans and after working hard to set up her team mates, she eventually got a goal herself when the ball fell to her after another goalmouth scramble, topping off a Player Of The Match performance.

Goal number 10 came in added time and it was number 4 for Natasha Thomas. Georgia Allen put the ball in the box and Thomas’s initial shot was blocked but she made no mistake the 2nd time and fired the ball home to round off a big win and progress Ipswich Town into the next round of the FA Cup.

The Ups and Downs –

This part should really just be called “The Ups”, because, simply, there was no downs today, maybe the spots of rain during the game?, but that just sums up how good the game was for Ipswich. I guess Paige Shorten’s farewell would be the only downside really.

Another youngster making her first team debut, clean sheet, 10 goals, and another Thomas Hat-trick. Fair to say Joe Sheehan won’t be losing any sleep at the moment!.

Zoe Barrett put on a good show again and shows signs of promise for the future, and Sarah Brasero looked really good on the ball with good energy to recover it after losing possession.

Player Of The Match –

4 goals for Thomas so surely she gets POTM? wrong. Although I feel bad not handing it to her, and she must be thinking we have some sort of vendetta against her after not giving it her last week, and now after banging in 4 goals, but that just shows how well Amy-Leigh Abrehart played.

The winger is well on her way to an England camp if she continues her form. Amy-Leigh caused no end of problems for the defenders, not just stopping her crosses but also stopping her cutting into the box. In the absence of our usual set play taker, Paige Peake, Amy-Leigh stepped up and provided some brilliant balls that resulted in assisting a few goals.

Her constant pressure on the back line caused them to fold in the first half which paved the way for Ipswich to be 6-0 up inside the first half hour of the match.

Joe’s words –

Joe’s past match interview focused on the continued high energy performance from the Tractor Girls and pleased to be heading into the next round of the cup.

“Same as last week, positive performance, positive result and into the next round”

“Good opportunity for us today to change a few players around”

“I don’t think we started as bright as we’d have liked”

Officials –

Sam Wigington was the referee for this encounter and had a fairly decent game making correct decisions and not really putting a foot wrong, although I’ll only be giving him a 7/10 rating for the simple fact he did seem reluctant to dish out some cards until late on into the game. As the game headed towards the break, some Peterborough NS players started to lose their heads and making rash challenges. A couple of notable slide tackles from behind on Ipswich players which should really have been given as bookings but didn’t come to fruition, resulting in some of the visitors getting away with rough tackles before the referee deciding to get his book out. Better late then never!. 7/10