Stevenage Ladies became County Cup Champions for the 2nd time in 3 years on Sunday after beating Royston Town in the Final 4–0 at the County Ground in Letchworth on Sunday 12th March.

After losing in last season’s final and losing the title the Ladies were determined to reclaim the title of county cup champions in style.

After a nervous start from both teams the game settled down and both teams created early chances, with Royston having more possession in the first 15 minutes. Stevenage then started to show their class and started to carve out chances with Bolu Fisher breaking through but the Royston keeper D’Costa made the vital stop. On 32 minutes it was Fisher that broke through again and D’Costa managed another save but Fisher was quickest to her feet and squared to Wodhams who calmly placed the ball into the bottom corner to make it 1-0 to Stevenage at half time.

Stevenage Ladies came out after the break with confidence and flair and doubled their leads on 49 minutes after a pin point corner from Cara Breckenridge found Dom Godbeer who jumped highest to head the ball home. Royston were not finished and soon after the restart Sammy Tinsley was setting her sights on goal but her shot rattled off the post. Royston had nothing to lose and went for it creating two good chances only for the Stevenage Keeper Katherine Long to keep the score line at 2-0 with two fabulous saves.

On 50 minutes, Stevenage broke again and it was Wodhams who scored her 2nd of the game when she pounced on a mistake in the Royston defence and slot the ball home to make it 3-0 to Stevenage Ladies. In the closing minutes Royston nearly got a consolation goal after Smith’s shot hit the post once again.

Stevenage sealed victory with a fourth goal on 90 minutes and it was the captain who broke through and scored into the top corner to keep her record of scoring in every round.

Captain, Donna McGuigan lifting the trophy Rosy Woodhams receives the Player of the Match awardThe squad receives the Women's County Cup 

Above far left: Captain, Donna McGuigan lifts the trophy / Above left: Rosy Woodhams receives the Player of the Match award / Above right: The squad receives the Women's County Cup / Above far right: Celebrations at the full time whistle

Match report courtesy of Dave Potter / 
Photos courtesy of Steve Betts

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