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Haverhill Rovers Ladies bounce back from cup defeat by thrashing Burwell Tigers 8-1

By Sport Haverhill

Joely Kirby scored five times as Haverhill Rovers Ladies bounced back from their cup disappointment with an 8-1 thrashing of Burwell Tigers Ladies on Sunday.

HAPPY DAYS: Rovers returned to winning ways at the weekend
HAPPY DAYS: Rovers returned to winning ways at the weekend

Rovers saw their unbeaten record in the S-Tech Women’s League Cup come to an end after a 3-1 defeat at home to Cambridge University Women last time out.

But Haverhill put that defeat behind them and sealed a comfortable victory at the weekend to cement their position at the top of the S-Tech Women’s Championship South table.

The league’s leading goalscorer, Haverhill’s Kirby, netted five of the eight goals to take her impressive tally this season up to 26 goals, in just 12 games.

Also on target for Rovers were Kayleigh Nolan, Clair Andrews and Bethany-May Harding, the latter two scoring for the first time this season, while Nolan took her tally up to eight for the campaign.

Sunday’s victory keeps Rovers six-points clear at the top of the Championship South table, with St Ives Town Ladies and Cambridge Rangers Women, their nearest title challengers, both on the same amount of points.

Rovers are without a game this weekend and will renew their league campaign with a trip to Isleham United Ladies a week on Sunday.

l Elsewhere, West Wratting were denied a fourth win on the bounce in the Kershaw Premier after conceding a late penalty to draw 2-2 at Hemingfords United last Saturday.

Goals from Benjamin Green and Reiss Oteng had helped Wratting take a 2-1 lead, before Cameron Anderson scored from the penalty spot in the last minute to earn a share of the points.

Visitors Wratting also finished the game with 10 men after Tony Beck was shown a straight red card.

The draw keeps Wratting in fourth place in the Kershaw Premier table, but the gap to leaders Linton Granta has now increased to 12 points.

Wratting are back on home turf when they host 10th-placed Eaton Socon at Bull Lane this afternoon (2pm).

The reverse fixture at Eaton Road back in November saw the home side come out on top 1-0, courtesy of a goal from Thomas Baxter.

Eaton have not won in their last six games.

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