Wins all round for Lichfield Diamonds

Walsall 1 Lichfield Diamonds 8: Diamonds got off to a perfect start when inside the first two minutes as Emma Dagley headed in a Karen Clough corner.

Clough soon doubled the lead with a quick turn and shot in the box. The Rose twins then combined for the third, Katy’s deep cross being headed in at the back post by Sister Meghan.

Becky Smith pulled a goal back for Walsall with a shot that deflected past Diamonds keeper Jo Sheerin but Jo Hearne soon restored the momentum with a close range volley.

Julie Caddick came on in the second half and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet, but two goals from Clough and one each from Ammo Reddish and Katy Rose sealed a good win.

Lichfield Diamonds U14 10 Burton Albion U14 0: Diamonds booked their place in their second cup final of the season with another disciplined performance, this time in the league cup.

Alison Livermore (right) completes her hat-trick for Lichfield Diamonds

Alison Livermore (right) completes her hat-trick for Lichfield Diamonds

Jess Adams, Alison Livermore and Shannon Bernes-Jones all grabbed hat-tricks as Diamonds hit the goal trail.

Playing an unaccustomed right wing role, Holly Jackson cut inside to finish the scoring with a good left foot shot into the corner.

Lichfield Diamonds U13 1 TS Sports U13 0: Diamonds ground out another 1-0 to move further clear at the top of the league.

Josie Balla drilled a low shot home midway through the first half which turned out to be the only goal of a good game.

With players missing on Easter hols, the Diamonds side had to work hard to keep a clean sheet. Centre forward Caitlin Harper led the line well on her own up front while centre back Freya Sammons was an inspiration to her team mates.

St Georges U12 0 Lichfield Diamonds U12 11: Diamonds reached the league cup final with a goal frenzy against St Georges.

The opposition set their stall out from the start with four at the back, three in midfield and only one up front, this however proved to be a futile tactic as Twine opened the flood gates with a well taken goal.

The same player then added two more with Meehan also claiming a well deserved hat-trick before half time.

The second half was shooting practice for Diamonds as they managed to score five more without reply. Twine completed her second double hat-trick in a week with the other goals coming from Dixon and Walker. A good all round performance which sets up the final.

Lichfield Diamonds U11 5 Uttoxeter U11 0: Needing to win there final two games to overtake Burton Albion in runners-up spot, it looked a tall order with only five players available but Diamonds pulled off a mighty performance.

Katy Hitchcock opened the scoring with Niamh Bowdler hitting the second right on half-time. Seizing on defensive mistakes, Hitchcock added three more in the second half to leave Diamonds needing a win in their final game against Chelaston in which they will hope to be back to full strength.

Lichfield Diamonds U10 3 Stafford Town U10 0: Diamonds added another three points in their penultimate game, showing how much they have improved as a team with little cameos of passing and movement appearing.

Nianmh Bowdler opened the scoring on half-time with a well taken shot into the top corner. Elizabeth Palmer doubled the lead early in the second half with Natalia Edwards putting the game safe. Everyone worked hard on a hot day with Holly Reid taking player of the match.

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