Cambridge’s women’s team have extended their 100% winning record to 10 games with a 5-0 win away to third-placed Thames.
The win against last season’s divisional champions means Cambridge have achieved five successive clean sheets – it’s eight-and-a-half hours of play since they last conceded a goal.
The combination of tight defence and a team in which anyone is capable of scoring goals again served the side well.
Captain Steph Upton opened the scoring at Rhodes Park in the 12th minute, carrying the ball from deep in her own half before striking.
Lorena Herrera doubled the lead after 31 minutes.
Two minutes later, Upton provided the through-ball that enabled Olivia Milne to beat the goalkeeper in a one-on-one.
The teams went into the break with Cambridge leading 3-0.
Auryn Maroney extended the lead to 4-0 after 50 minutes, breaking down the left wing and then cutting inside to score.
Rachel Hill finished the scoring with a goal in the 67th minute.
Player of the Day was Georgia Bellamy-Hill who anchored the Cambridge defence and negated the risk of Thames’ leading scorer.
Cambridge lead the competition on goal difference from Ngaruawahia United who beat Huntly Thistle 11-0.
Cambridge host Ngaruawahia United at John Kerkhof Park next Sunday July 11 (11am).
Here’s how it looks at the top of the table: