Search

Todd hat-trick helps Acle Ladies seal cup success

PUBLISHED: 12:18 08 September 2017

Acle United Ladies advanced into the second qualifying round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup after defeating Thrapston Town 4-1 on Sunday.

After a fairly even start Todd, after receiving the ball from Burton, out-paced her marker but shot high over the bar as the hosts looked to dominate.

A good move down the left flank by Wilson and then Bullard saw a cross find Burton, but her shot was saved by the Thrapston keeper.

Acle fell behind to a goal on the half-hour mark against the run of play, after a corner was headed home. However, within a minute Acle had equalised. A long ball was chased by Bullard and slotted past the keeper, with appeals for offside waved away.

Whilst the hosts continued to pressurise the visitors, a quick break by Thrapston was thwarted by a good covering tackle by Wilson.

On the stroke of half-time, Acle took a deserved 2-1 lead. Bullard controlled the ball on the edge of the area before allowing Wilson cross back from the goal-line to Burton, whose passed for Todd to convert at the far post.

The hosts held the advantage in the early stages of the second half but were unable to break down their opponents. Bullard had a shot saved and then Todd grazed the outside of the post after beating the keeper to the ball.

However,Acle’s pressure finally paid off just before the hour mark when Todd, afte receiving a poor clearance, fired home from 25 yards to give the hosts a 3-1 lead.

With 13 minutes remaining, the hosts had a let off when an away striker crashed the ball against the crossbar with an open goal in front of her after Acle failed to clear a corner.

The home side continued to push forward and in added time forced a corner.

Taken by Scully, the ball was headed on by Pasque to Burton, whose shot was blocked but Todd was on hand to blast home to secure her hat-trick and seal a second qualifying round home game against Riverside on September 17.

Acle Ladies: C Fullbrook, A Larkins, E Wilson, C Shields, K Pasque, A Rowland, B Scully, C Flatt, R Burton, M Todd, L Bullard. Subs used: L Bailey, V Hudson, J Copeman. Unused: R Brister, J Hooper.

The Ladies have a home game against early league leaders Billericay Town at The FDC Flegg on Sunday (2pm).

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Yesterday, 12:43

Acle United twice came from behind before an 91st-minute goal earned them a 3-2 win over Norwich City in the Norfolk Women’s Cup.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie opens up about his own battles with mental health and tells men who may be struggling - talk about it.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Great Yarmouth Town slipped five points adrift at the foot of the table after suffering another home defeat.

Monday, November 12, 2018

National road cycling championships will next year be hosted in Norfolk, it has been announced.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:05

Business owners have warned that people are too scared to go onto a town centre street amid fears of a rise in violence at weekends.

Read more
Twitter
Mon, 12:33

A road rage incident in Great Yarmouth saw a man leave his car and try and get into another driver’s car when it was stopped at traffic lights.

Read more
Mon, 15:17

A woman who was wanted by police on recall to prison has been found in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Yesterday, 07:17

A woman thought she was going to die as her ex-partner stamped on her head twice and broke her nose, a court heard.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Yesterday, 18:07

An historic Great Yarmouth housing estate is in line for a multi-million pound makeover which will improve housing for more than 1,000 people and hopefully build new homes for a few more.

Read more
Andy Grant

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy