Ammies girls into semis

PUBLISHED: 14:52 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:31 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH Amateurs under-14s girls booked their place in the last four of the Devon County Cup with a comprehensive 6-0 win over LFC Sparta. For both sides it was a first game in six weeks and it made for an interesting encounter.

EXMOUTH Amateurs under-14s girls booked their place in the last four of the Devon County Cup with a comprehensive 6-0 win over LFC Sparta.For both sides it was a first game in six weeks and it made for an interesting encounter. Ammies were the dominant force in the early exchanges but found the Sparta defence well organized and difficult to break down. Sammy Griffiths and Hayley Worsley were both prominent on either flank but that resolute defending was denying strike duo Holly Burdick and Marika Ghiglia a clear sight of goal.Behind the front two Leah Rawlings and Laura Allen were industrious and inventive and the break-through finally came in the 20th minute when Allen, showing great composure, found Griffiths, who fired Ammies into the lead.A second goal duly arrived before the break with Allen again the provider and Burdick supplying a polished finish.After the re-start Sparta had a real go at getting back into the contest but found the home defence too hard a nut to crack with Jessie Dunn and Natalie Volpini shutting out any opportunities to threaten Katie Burnett in the Ammies' goal.Skipper Rawlings was the inspiration behind her side's third and effectively match-sealing, goal as she received a pass from Dunn before firing home from the edge of the box.Rawlings then made it 4-0 following a neat passing move that involved Worsley and Allen and the 5th soon followed when Wills finished off a smart move that had started deep in Ammies' territory.The 6th and final goal came after Volpini set the ball up from a corner for Burdick to bury into the back of the Sparta net.The win sends Ammies into a semi-final on Sunday when Crediton stand between them and a place in the County final.

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