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Deeping United Ladies beat Mepal and Sutton Rangers

Deeping United Ladies produced a dominant display in their Alan Boswell Cambridgeshire League clash on Sunday.

They defeated Division Three newcomers Mepal and Sutton Rangers 7-1 to secure their second league win of the campaign.

Caroline Sutherland and Lauren Wyer both scored twice with Evie Porch, Annie Spriggs and captain Danielle Walder also on target.

Deeping United Ladies
Deeping United Ladies

The United skipper said: "We arrived not knowing what to expect against a new team after a long journey but the ladies produced a fantastic performance and it was a great win."

Deeping were eager to start full of confidence and they began well with a series of shots on the home goal.

Unfortunately, they were unable to capitalise on their early opportunities despite playing some good football with Lorna Hall holding the space in the middle by supporting the defence and playing through balls for midfield.

This paid off when Sutherland, on the right wing, opened up the scoring with a lovely goal.

Her hard work continued as she followed this up with her second goal.

Spriggs was everywhere in midfield, creating opportunities and firing away shots and shortly afterwards scored one of those.

A change in formation for Deeping allowed them to bring a couple of substitutes on with goalkeeper Lucy Lyon looking confident and showing a safe pair of hands until a slight lapse in concentration proved costly for United as the home striker raced through to score.

United switched back on and learned their lesson, scoring another goal to make it 4-1 heading into half-time.

One of the Mepal players got injured towards the end of the first half, leaving them down to just 10, so a decision was made to play two halves of 40 minutes.

Deeping had another change in formation after the break with the idea of being much stronger in attack.

They were playing well and creating lots more opportunities, but took a while to settle back into the game.

A hard-fought battle for striker Wyer resulted in her getting her first goal of the game as United continued to created a few more chances which they didn't take full advantage of.

Melissa Guest thought she had scored when her shot came off the post and appeared to go into the middle of the goal before crossing the line and coming back out but it wasn't given.

Wyer was rewarded for her efforts with her second goal before another injury left Mepal with nine players with eight minutes remaining.

A final flurry of energy from Deeping resulted in a well deserved goal for Porch.

Player of the match was Caitlin Walker, who played well in defence and controlled the back line with confidence and also nearly scored from a Deeping corner.

Deeping's next match is on Sunday away at Netherton United Black.

Deeping United Girls Under 13s were on the wrong end of a 6-8 defeat after a high-scoring Lincolnshire League clash with Lincoln United.

The match was definitely not one for those who favour defensive football with United showing moments of brilliance with fast, fluid attacking football down the wings and some clinical finishing.

However, these moments were unfortunately coupled with too many lapses in concentration, leaving United with plenty to work on in training.

Milly Talbot scored four of United's goals with Isla Cummins netting twice.

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