Georgia Marrett starred as Worcester City Women reached the League Cup semi-final after thumping Lichfield City 5-1 on Sunday.
Worcester brushed aside last week as City returned to winning ways with an emphatic attacking, team performance, that saw the club reach a second successive semi-final this season.
Proceedings got off to a bright start as defender, Holly Congrave bundled home the opener after a deep corner was sent in by captain, Jess Fassnidge (2’).
It wasn’t all smooth though, as moments later, Lichfield warned goalkeeper, Alisha Hine as she tipped a strike onto the crossbar (7’). However, City’s lead was soon doubled as Georgia Marrett provided an attacking threat for the hosts with a curled finish after forcing her way through (24’).
Marrett was enjoying space down the right-flank in the first half as she found Olivia Mitcham with a low cross. The striker thundered a powerful effort straight at the keeper as City continued to press (28’).
Lichfield City pulled a goal back in the later stages of the half, with a ferocious strike from distance that saw the top corner (36’).
City added insurance heading into the game's second half as Holly Rogers grabbed her first of two goals as she dispatched the ball after Mitcham couldn’t get a shot away (44’). The winger then kept her cool with a low finish after a clever run was spotted by Kerstin Ballard (54’).
A fifth was added for the home side as Leah Ritson found plenty of space and a driving run was backed-up with a finish at the near post (70’). The striker also created other opportunities, as she saw a close-ranged effort beaten away, and another effort saw the wrong side of the post.
A semi-final now looms for City, as they will turn their focus back to league action next week as they travel to play Coundon Court in a 2pm kick-off.
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Match report written by Todd Sasin.
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