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Clapton women thrash Margate in FA Cup tie

PUBLISHED: 14:00 02 September 2019

Clapton CFC women in action against Margate (Pic: Garry Strutt)

Clapton CFC women in action against Margate (Pic: Garry Strutt)

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Clapton CFC's women's team recorded a thumping 6-3 win over Margate Ladies at the Stray Dog in Walthamstow on Sunday.

Clapton CFC women in action against Margate (Pic: Garry Strutt)Clapton CFC women in action against Margate (Pic: Garry Strutt)

As well as being their first competitive game in the red and white of Clapton, after previously playing as AFC Stoke Newington, it was also a first outing in the Woman's FA Cup abn a crowd of 310 were treated to a goalfest.

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Laura Wright had the Tons off to a dream start with a long distance strike in the opening minutes, but Margate came back into it with a Harriet Woolston tap in shortly afterwards.

A goal from forward Emily Link and a long distance free kick by Ciara Monahan put the home side in the driving seat at the break.

Clapton CFC women in action against Margate (Pic: Garry Strutt)Clapton CFC women in action against Margate (Pic: Garry Strutt)

The Tons raced into a 5-1 lead with further goals from Ana Holmes and Link but Woolston pulled two back for the Kent side, completing her hattrick and setting the home nerves jangling.

A volley from substitute Verity Phillips sealed an impressive Clapton victory and puts them into the first proper round of the cup.

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