Seven-up for Luton Ladies with Colney Heath hammering

Big win for the Hatters

By Thomas Wheatley
Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:56 pm
Luton Ladies celebrate another goal at the weekend
Luton Ladies celebrate another goal at the weekend

Luton Town Ladies secured yet another convincing win, this time in the League Challenge Cup as they hammered Colney Heath 7-1 on Sunday.

The Hatters were ahead after 10 minutes, Leyah Maddix firing into the top corner from 18 yards.

Although Colney had a fair amount of possession, it was Luton who created all the opportunities, Dionne Manning doubling the advantage five minutes later.

On 20 minutes it was 3-0, Nicola Henman producing an excellent long range effort.

The Hatters weren’t finished yet either as 10 minutes before the break, Maddix’s powerful attempt found the corner.

After the break, it took 20 minutes for Luton to find their shooting boots as Colney came out in a determined mood. McKay wasn’t having any of it though, as she stepped up to fire a free kick into the top corner.

Heath pulled one back from the penalty spot after Maddix made a clumsy challenge in the box.

It only took Town 15 minutes to regain their five goal cushion though, Henman scoring her second and fourth in two games from a fine Charlene Moreton set-piece.

There was still time for number seven, captain McKay on target again with virtually the last kick.

Manager Nikki Baker said: “I was really happy with two early goals, it gave us a nice set-up for the rest of the game.

“I was disappointed we conceded, I wanted a clean sheet, but overall though, seven goals is decent.

“In the first half we were really clinical. The girls did exactly what I wanted, we worked in training on movements in front of goal.

“I asked them to match it in the second half and we scored three so it’s not too bad.”