Ipswich Town Ladies development team win league title

Jessica Monk celebrates Ipswich Town Ladies development team winning the league

Jessica Monk celebrates Ipswich Town Ladies development team winning the league - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Girls and Womens Football League Ipswich Town Ladies development team 6 Copleston 0 The Ipswich Town ladies development team were crowned deserved champions of the Suffolk Girls and Womens Football League, after comfortably beating Copleston 6-0, in a game where plenty of chances were created but weren’t finished off by the home side.

Emily Steward celebrates a goal

Emily Steward celebrates a goal - Credit: Archant

Despite this they were very happily crowned league champions.

The first half seemed to fly by with Town dominating chances and taking advantage of their upper hand..

Despite a nervy beginning Ipswich gradually brought themselves closer to scoring, forcing some superb saves from the Copleston keeper.

The deadlock was finally broken when Khadija Gbaja managed to head the ball past the outstanding Copleston shot-stopper.

Destiny Minors in action for Ipswich Town Ladies

Destiny Minors in action for Ipswich Town Ladies - Credit: Archant

Minutes later a ferocious volley, from long range, was parried perfectly to the feet of Destiny Minors, who finished calmly. Town scored their third goal on the stroke of half-time.

A deflected effort from Grace Bowman meant Ipswich went into the half three goals up, looking extremely confident and in control.

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And their dominance was to continue, moments after the beginning of the second-half, as a cross from Sian Cottrell was perfectly met by the head of Emily Steward.

Indeed, Cottrell was Town’s stand-out performer by a mile.

Sian Cottrell on the ball for Ipswich

Sian Cottrell on the ball for Ipswich - Credit: Archant

The opposition hardly created any decent opportunities but were unlucky not to score after being put through one on one, the Copleston forward failed to find the back of the net but in the process did manage to force a save from the Town keeper.

It was comfortable from then on in with both Elin Davies and Emily Steward, once again, adding to the tally after some lovely football.

Chances were created but weren’t finished although Town eased to victory and the championship.

And so there were wild celebrations at the conclusion of an admirable performance, with players and staff enjoying the fruits of their labours this season.

Town Team: Kodova, N Thomas, Gbaja, Cage, Monk, Davies, Minors, Cottrell, Cooke (Upton), Bowman, Steward.