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Cows butchered in FA Cup clash

PUBLISHED: 10:09 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:46 05 October 2010

By JONATHAN CLEGG TOWER HAMLETS WOMEN crashed out of the FA Cup on Sunday as their record run in the competition was ended in emphatic style at Lewes. The Cows, who had reached the first round proper for the first time in their history, slumped to a 9-0

By JONATHAN CLEGG

TOWER HAMLETS WOMEN crashed out of the FA Cup on Sunday as their record run in the competition was ended in emphatic style at Lewes.

The Cows, who had reached the first round proper for the first time in their history, slumped to a 9-0 defeat at the Dripping Pan Stadium as their hopes of a famous cup upset fell short.

The Sussex side, who play two leagues above Tower Hamlets, were quick to show their superiority, scoring two goals in the first eight minutes as Clare Trafford netted twice on her way to a stunning hat-trick.

The opening salvo effectively decided the outcome as the Cows were forced to chase the game for the remainder of the encounter.

But despite the heavy defeat, Tower Hamlets striker Lucy Mills insists the club can take heart from their progress in the cup, adding that the experience will help the team develop in the future.

She said: "It was great to get so far in the competition. We're just disappointed we didn't put up a stronger fight.

"It was a pleasure to play against top quality opposition and you can't buy experience like that of facing a better, more organised team. But on another day we could've done a lot better.

"Losing 9-0 is a pretty sour note to end on, but we had a great time getting this far, we've raised the profile of the club and we can only improve and get better."

Mills is now focused on translating the club's impressive cup form into the league as the Cows bid to climb the London and South East Division One table under new manager Desmond Moreira.

"We need to transfer some of the cup magic into the league," Mills said. "Our new manager is top quality. We're very happy to have him and we're all hoping to get better under his guidance."

Tower Hamlets play Leyton in the London County Cup at Victoria Park on Sunday (1.30pm).


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