Ipswich Town Women lap up Portman Road experience in cup final win

Ipswich Town's Lauren Cartwright, left, and Rosi Webb celebrate with the Suffolk FA Women's Cup afte

Ipswich Town's Lauren Cartwright, left, and Rosi Webb celebrate with the Suffolk FA Women's Cup after each scoring twice in the final - Credit: Archant

BRING on the girls!

Ipswich Town Women have double cause to celebrate today after trouncing Lowestoft Town Ladies 5-1 in last night’s Suffolk FA Women’s Cup final.

Not only did they retain the trophy, but they became the first team to win it at Portman Road, after Ipswich Town agreed to host this year’s final for the first time - and the girls lapped up the experience.

Lauren Cartwright and Rosi Webb each scored twice and Amanda Everett was also on target as Ipswich strutted their stuff on the hallowed turf.

Cartwright said: “I wish we could play here every week!

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“It is easier to play good football on a pitch like that, and it was a really good experience.

“It is a great feeling to score twice in a cup final, although I nearly had a hat-trick when my shot dipped at the last minute and hit the crossbar.”

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The 20-year-old striker added: “Hopefully we will get the chance to play here many more times in the future.”

Rosi Webb, who spent nine years with Tottenham, only joined Ipswich this season.

The 25-year-old, who had previously played at White Hart Lane, said: “It is an amazing experience to play here - we may never do it again, so it is a privilege to get the chance to do so.”

Ipswich Town manager Ollie Drake said: “We were always favourites to win and it is a great way to finish a successful season after finishing second in our league.

“Once we got the first and then the second goal we looked comfortable. I said to them at half time to try to make the game safe within five or ten minutes of the second half starting and that is what they did.”

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