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By Dean Chance

For Hemel Hempstead Town Ladies

On Sunday (12th May) saw the Ladies play in the the league cup final against local rivals St Albans. At a Sunny Kempston the ladies were led out by Captain Steph Cripps and escorted by a 14 excited mascots from the girls u8's and u10's.
The ladies started well with good moving and passing which resulted in Amy Bentall breaking through and slotting home to put the ladies one up after 10 mins. The ladies continued to dominate possession and a charged down clearance by Top scorer Nat Mconville saw her cooly round the keeper to put the ladies 2 up on the half hour. This seemed to trigger the St Albans ladies in to life and they started getting more ball. A defensive slip by the ladies gave the St albans striker some space which she took and made it 2-1 five mins before half time.

The Hemel ladies were glad to hear the half time whistle when it came. Hemel 2-1 up at the break and the game had the feel that the next goal would win it. The second half St Albans pressed hard throwing everything at Hemel but the whole Hemel defence stood firm by not allowing many chances. Twenty minutes in to the second half a defence splitting pass by Bianca Hedgecock saw Amy Bentall bearing down on goal, everything appeared to go in slow motion, Amy pulled the trigger and in to the corner the ball went, 3-1 to the Ladies.
While the St Albans team continued to push , we knew the game was over. It may not have been the best display by the ladies this year but they worked hard to get the job done.

The Ladies had done it to go with their league triumph.
A nice little double!
Up the Town!
Thank you to the mascots and all the supporters who came over.
Great encouraging, loud support.

Updated 15:04 - 14 May 2019 by Dean Chance

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