The beginning of the second half began with the teams evenly matched with both teams playing some attractive football with Margate Ladies competing with their opponents all over the pitch. On the hour Mark .Maidstone then scored three quick goals within 15 minutes without reply with a lot of luck playing a hand in all three goals. Margate tried to rally again and pressed their opponents, but today was not their day and Maidstone ladies progressed into the Final, to which we wish them well.
The game was played in a competitive spirit which saw the Margate team paying the price late on with a few injuries, but the team battled courageously to the end. Although disappointed a valiant cup run has come to an end
This was the first time Margate Ladies had played in a semi Final and on the performances this season wont be the last. Maidstones Manager commended the Margate Ladies team in that there did not deserve to be a loser and that the Margate Ladies Team deserved more than they got from the game. This is testament to the team as with four games are favourites to finish second in the league and be promoted along with Maidstone Ladies. The team has shown great team spirit all season , have played some very attractive football and scored 71 goals in 14 games.
The team was Sarah Andrews, Emily Mount ,Emmerald Scannel, Becky Wainwright, Chelsea Cornish, Morgan Theodosiou ,Laureen Kidd Poppy Green, Nicola Harris, Beth Cooper and Kara Richardson(Captain) Subs Danielle Green and Rhyanna Bailey Manager Jim Cornish, Assistant Manager Mick Green.
The team would not be in the position that it is without the generosity of its Sponsors Keel Toys, P and G Scaffolding and City Construction. The ladies are away at Castle Colts Sunday 12th March and home Next at St Lukes Ramsgate versus Vinters Sunday 19th March