Gallery: Ipswich Town Ladies 4 Ipswich Wanderers 3 (game abandoned)
Ipswich Town Ladies and Ipswich Wanderers will have to go again after Sunday’s Suffolk FA quarter-final clash at Humber Doucy Lane was abandoned with 10 minutes to go, on Sunday.
Town were leading 4-3, Amanda Crump’s double having added to earlier striker from centre-halves Amy Harrison and Lindsay Smith, when the referee called a halt to the game because of the inclement weather.
Town led 2-1 at the break, before Crump put the visitors further ahead. Wanderers pulled a goal back to make it 3-2 before Crump scored again.
The game will be replayed on December 14.
“It’s a bit of a shame but it was the only decision that could have been made,” said Ipswich Town Ladies’ coach Ralph Pruden.
“About 10-15 minutes before the referee called the game off, the players began running through and the ball was getting stuck in the mud and being left behind.
“There was one instance where a player made a sliding challenge and just did not stop. I think that is when we realised enough was enough.
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“One of our players, Lindsay Smith, was a bit distraught though, knowing that her goal, which was a half-volley from a tight angle, may not count now.”
Next Sunday sees Town’s ladies at home against Luton, at Paul’s (2pm) kick-off.
Town finish the month on November 30 with a mouth-watering clash against FA Women’s Premier League leaders, Cardiff, in the last-16 of the League Cup, at Humber Doucy Lane.
“We had a poor result in the league last week, but we played well on Sunday and need to take that performance into the next game,” added Pruden.
“We were always in control of the game and, after conceding a sloppy goal, went in leading at half time,
“We came out in the second half and played some good stuff.”
Admission for games at Paul’s is free, with games at Humber Doucy Lane, the home of Ipswich Wanderers, costing £3.
The tie between Bungay Town and AFC Sudbury, which was postponed yesterday, has been rescheduled for November 30.
Lowestoft Town Ladies and Bury Town Women booked their semi-final spots with victory over Long Melford Ladies and Copleston Ladies, 6-1 and 6-0, respectively.