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Town Ladies claim North Hampshire Cup
4:00pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Sport
TRACY Jones scored four as Basingstoke Town Ladies romped to a comfortable 7-1 victory over Andover New Street Ladies in the final of the North Hampshire Cup.
Jones was on top form at Whitchurch United’s Longmeadow ground last Tuesday, scoring one in the first-half and three in the second to help her side secure some silverware near the end of another good season. Sam Mosley, Justine Mosley and Lindsey Beverley also found the net in Town’s big win.
The early stages were fairly even and, while Town then took control, they did not go ahead until the 36th minute.
Lianne Hill did well down the right before putting over a pinpoint cross onto the head of Justine Mosley. She made good contact, heading goalwards, and while the Andover goalkeeper got a hand to the ball, she was unable to prevent it crossing the line for the opening goal.
The lead was doubled just six minutes later as Sam Mosley’s cross from the left found Hill, who laid the ball across goal for Jones to sidefoot home.
Jones’s second of the game made it 3-0 10 minutes after the break, the striker tapping in after excellent interplay between Emma Pearmine and Justine Mosley created the chance.
Andover pulled a goal back just after the hour, their striker pouncing on a mistake in midfield to stride forward and fire home from 12 yards – but it was soon 4-1.
Wing-back Hill was again the creator, her cross finding Justine Mosley, who set up Sam Mosley for a simple finish.
Town’s wing-backs and strong central midfielders were the difference between the sides but it was the predatory Jones who made it 5-1 with her hat-trick strike on 82 minutes, Justine Mosley laying on the chance.
Beverley was the next to strike, firing home excellently from 22 yards after being picked out with a brilliant pass from Justine Mosley, while the scoring was completed in injury-time. A long clearance from goalkeeper Erin Davis found Jones, who played a neat one-two with Beverley before finishing neatly from 10 yards.