Ipswich Town Ladies Win But Kirkley Never Lose Their Passion
On Monday 9th May the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup Final was played between Kirkley and Pakefield FC Royals and Ipswich Town Ladies.
The kick off was at 7pm and with HomeStore being the main sponsors Martin and John had the honour of meeting both teams before kick-off and we were all able to watch from the hospitality seats in the Cobbold stand.
Ipswich started the game as they meant to go on and after just 10 mins were 1-0 up thanks to the opening goal by Hollie Clement. Three minutes later Molly Hall made it 2-0 to Ipswich followed by Libby Dixon at 28mins and then two goals from Amanda Crump at 38mins and 42 mins, bringing the half time score to 5-0 to Ipswich.
Just 5 minutes in to the second half Amanda Crump scores another making a hat trick for the Town captain. Sophie Welton then scored two goals for Ipswich at 83 and 89 mins to bring the final result to 8-0 to Ipswich with this crushing defeat over Kirkley and Pakefield FC.
It must be said that even though Ipswich were the favourites for the cup Kirkley never once lost their passion for the final, in what was probably the biggest game, to date, for the majority of the Kirkley players.
Sarah then had the privilege of presenting the medals and trophy to all the ball boys and girls, the officials and both teams.
This is the 6th time that Ipswich Town Women have won the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup (formerly the Norfolk & Suffolk FA Women’s Cup) previously winning
2005-06 Ipswich Town Women 5 – 4 Norwich City Ladies (after extra time)
2007-08 Ipswich Town Women 3 – 0 Norwich City Ladies
2010-11 Ipswich Town Women 6 – 0 Haverhill Rovers Ladies
2012-13 Ipswich Town Women 6 – 1 Lowestoft Town Ladies
2014-15 Ipswich Town Women 2 – 0 AFC Sudbury Ladies
We are now looking forward to the 2016/17 season.
Also, we are helping to spread the word that the Suffolk FA Girls Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC) has now announced its trial dates for this season. All trials will take place at: Ipswich Academy High School, Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP
U12 – Saturday, July 9th 2016, Registration at 9:45am. Playing Time 10:00am –12:00pm
U14 – Saturday, July 9th 2016, Registration at 11:15am. Playing Time 11:30am –1:30pm
U16 – Saturday, July 9th 2016, Registration at 12:45pm. Playing Time 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Second trial by ‘invitation only’ will take place on Saturday, July 16th at the same venue.
Suffolk FA Girls’ and Women’s Football Development Officer Paige Shorten said: “The centre will offer those players an opportunity to progress in football and access appropriate levels of coaching and support throughout the talent pathway, enabling the programme to reach its ultimate goal in producing elite female players to compete at international level.”