‘Sports Mail’ Report No 3.
By David Brawn
Published on Sat, March 17th, 2012
Pibworth double helps Hawks see off University side once again
Tamsin Pibworth fired a double as Hawks Ladies won 4-1 at the University of Portsmouth to march into the league cup semi-finals. The teenage striker is making a huge impact with the Westleigh Park side since joining from Pompey.
Fellow forward Vinny Nkomo also found the net and another recent signing Ellis Glanfield added the fourth goal. But it was Pibworth’s two strikes which lit up the contest and made it three wins for Hawks from four clashes with the University this season.
‘Tamsin has taken a chance superbly,’ said Hawks director of football, Trevor Brock. ‘She has six goals in five games for us now and we are really pleased with her.’
Pibworth took just 43 seconds to get off the mark. She fired across the keeper to give Hawks the upper hand.
The University levelled on six minutes, though. Sabrina Morriss was adjudged to have fouled in the area – a decision the Hawks felt was soft.
Louisa Cambridge stepped up to score the penalty with aplomb and the sides went in level at the break. The crucial blow was struck when Pibworth seized on a fluffed clearance from the University keeper and lofted the ball home.
From then on the Hawks were in command. Nkomo cracked a shot into the top corner before Glanfield came off the bench to score with 15 minutes to go.
Hawks travel away to Swindon in the league tomorrow (18th).
Every match is vital for Hawks now as they aim to hunt down leaders Yeovil and earn the one promotion place to the FA Premier League. Hawks turned on the style in the reverse fixture with Swindon, winning 6-1.
But they could be without Laura Oakes, who has a groin problem, and will definitely miss Jenna Fowlie as she hasn’t recovered from her ankle injury. Defender Charlie Carter is on the comeback trail and got some minutes late on in the cup tie.
By kind permission of “The News.”