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Deeping United Ladies overcame a difficult start to return with a share of the spoils from Sunday’s Cambridgeshire League clash at Isleham.

United had travelled for the Division Three fixture looking to repeat their 2-1 success from earlier in the season.

However, three players dropped out before the game which was an end-to-end contest between two very balanced sides.

Deeping United Under 7s who played Girls United at the weekend.
Deeping United Under 7s who played Girls United at the weekend.

Deeping managed to take the lead after a through ball from Chrissy Blake was not dealt with by the defence and the lightening Dani Walder capitalised ran through to score for her third game in a row.

The game continued to be end-to-end with both teams creating chances and Isleham managed to equal the score just before half-time.

United were forced into a change at the start of the second period with debutant Lilia Brett taking over in goal from Lauren Miller.

Brett had played outfield in the first half but managed to sustain a head injury so went in goal with Miller moving up front.

United regained the lead when a mistake by the Isleham keeper from a goal kick saw Hannah Chapman switched on and she beat the defence to the ball and slotted it home to make it 2-1.

Isleham were still in the game and had a fantastic long range shot go inches wide while Chapman had another chance for Deeping after hitting the post.

The game was looking like it was going Deeping’s way until two minutes from time when a goal-line scramble ended up with Isleham prodding in an equaliser.

In the end it was a fair scoreline between two good sides trying to compete fairly. There were a number of outstanding performances from Deeping, notable Katie Clarke and Walder but player of the match went to Chelsea Johnson for a fantastic performance at the back.

The ladies travel to face Manea Sirens this weekend.

Deeping United Under 12s Girls produced one of their best performances of the season to defeat Lincoln United on Sunday.

With only nine players available this week, United’s pre-match emphasis was on playing as a team and letting the ball do the work.

The game started well for Deeping with Isla Tracey soon taking advantage of an accurate through ball to give them the lead.

A second goal was soon in the back of the net before half-time when Lucy Loades made a surging run into the box and finished clinically.

With legs getting tired and a rousing half-time talk by their hosts, Lincoln pulled a goal back after the break.

With the scoreline finely balanced at 1-2, it was the turn of the defensive duo of Megan Wyer and Milly Talbot to shine by making some breathtaking tackles to keep United ahead.

It was one tackle, twist, turn and clinical clearance from player of the match Talbot that led to Deeping’s third goal, providing a decisive pass through the Lincoln defence which Tracey hammered home.

The two-goal cushion was short-lived though with Lincoln scoring their second almost straight away, however, Deeping held out after that for a hard-earned victory.

Deeping United Under 10s Pinks made a slow start in their match with Peterborough Northern Star who scored three times in the opening 20 minutes.

United rallied and were thwarted by the home goalkeeper with shots also hitting the woodwork and side-netting.

Cimi Alvarez did manage to cut the deficit after the break before Deeping were awarded a penalty for hand-ball, however, Jules Kelsey put the spot kick wide.

PNS added their fourth goal in the third period before Alvarez’s second of the game made it 4-2.

The hosts then added a fifth before the final whistle but United can be pleased with the development of their team which continues to progress.

Hannah Stephenson had a brilliant game in defence while Lilly Mitson made some good saves after going in goal.

The midfield of Alvarez, Gia Falcone and player of the match Leah Beeken were dogged and determined to create chances but the home goalkeeper had a superb game to keep Deeping at bay.

Deeping United Under 7s made a rapid scoring start to their clash with Girls United when Erin Nightingale hit home a composed finish after just three minutes.

The game then settled down and, after Girls United had equalised, United restored their lead as Martha Norman chipped the keeper at close range.

Girls United then capitalised on a slip by a Deeping defender to equalise again before a stalemate in the third quarter.

Girls United then stepped up a gear in the final exchanges to score four goals and take the game.



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