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Tractor Girls Start Season With Win at Hounslow
Sunday, 15th Aug 2021 20:43

Natasha Thomas hit her 100th and 101st goals for the club as Ipswich Town Women got their first ever Women's National League Southern Premier Division season off to a winning start as they thrashed Hounslow 6-0 at Hanworth Villa’s Rectory Meadow this afternoon.

It took only eight minutes for the Tractor Girls to find the net at tier three level for the first time, new skipper Blue Wilson playing a ball through to Maddie Biggs, who scored.

Town had to wait until the 36th minute to make it 2-0 when new signing Bonnie Horwood grabbed a debut goal when she turned and scored at the near post following a short corner.

Four minutes after the restart the Blues were awarded a penalty and Paige Peake made no mistake from the spot to make it 3-0.

Thomas hit the Blues’ fourth goal and the 100th of her Town career in the 57th minute when she seized on Peake’s scuffed shot to slot home.

Four minutes later, those totals were taken to five and 101 when the forward headed into the net from Maria Boswell’s cross.

With 10 minutes remaining sub Lucy O’Brien sensationally ran virtually the length of the pitch and beat a number of players before netting the first goal of her senior career to complete the scoring.

Thomas, who signed a professional contract earlier in the week, was delighted to take her Town goals tally into three figures.

“It feels great, it’s one of those where you go into the game, you know you’re on 99 goals but you just have to keep playing your game,” she said.

“Now I’m on 101 it’s great. The girls always put everything in and it was great that they could help with that as well.”

Manager Joe Sheehan was pleased to get the season up and running with three points.

“Really good performance, a new experience coming here, we’ve not been here before, we’ve not played these before,” he said.

“Relatively pleased, we scored plenty of goals and we’ve started the season with three points.”

Town: Quantrill (A Jackson 77), Boswell (Egan 68), Smith (L Jackson 77), Peake, Lafayette, Robertson (Peskett 46), Wilson (c), Horwood, Barratt, Thomas (O’Brien 68), Biggs.

Photo: ITFC

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dirtydingusmagee added 20:48 - Aug 15
well done girls, a great statement , good luck ,keep it up ,

Paddy39 added 20:56 - Aug 15

Freddies_Ears added 20:58 - Aug 15
Many harder games against much tougher opponents to come, but that is a fabulous start!

topshout added 20:59 - Aug 15
Way to go Ladies, have a word with the Men for us ;-)

PackwoodBlue added 20:59 - Aug 15
That is some scoring record! Well done Ladies👍💙

raycrawfordswig added 21:19 - Aug 15
Brilliant result .

Edmundo added 21:29 - Aug 15
Makes a statement. Whether they thrash everyone like this over the season is highly unlikely, but confidence is everything and in a new division it shows them they have nothing to fear.

hadleighboyblue added 21:35 - Aug 15
Brilliant start to the season , you are doing ITFC proud

JCBLUE added 21:52 - Aug 15
Great result ladies

ScottCandage added 23:42 - Aug 15
We're Top Of The League! Say We're Top Of The League!

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 04:32 - Aug 16
That's how you do it! COYB!

dangerous30 added 06:19 - Aug 16
Well done ladies 😀

Pilgrimblue added 09:14 - Aug 16
Can we have fixture list on TWTD please?

TonyHumesIpswich added 11:01 - Aug 16
When was the last time we had a 100 goal scorer at ITFC?

KernewekBlue added 11:07 - Aug 16
Congratulations on a fabulous win ladies!

All we need now is for the senior men's side to get up to full speed and try to emulate your result.

Onwards and upwards boys and girls, onwards and upwards.


IpswichT62OldBoy added 14:02 - Aug 16
Very impressive, 6-0 in the Premier division is always a good result, in theory no bad teams in it.

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