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Archive - Friday, 31 January 2003
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Embleton joins Cestrians
Aran Embleton, the first girl from the North-East to represent England at full international level, has signed for the club and she promptly scored on her home debut.
Manager, Bill Godward, said: "It's a complement to the club that she has chosen to join us. We have a very good young team and she can see the potential, also she will become apart of the coaching staff for the youngsters and a great role model for any young footballer in the North to aspire to.
"We are always looking for good youngsters, past players from the club will made be most welcome and we are looking to develop a reserve section again next season as well as run a junior section."
In Embleton's first match a 6-1 in over Killingworth in the Women's Northern League Division One, she scored once and set up another.
On a heavy pitch with a spoiling wind the first half of the game was very tight but the visitors took the lead on ten minutes when Rachel Kay took advantage of hesitation in the home defence to race clear and beat Rachel Young.
However, the lead lasted just five minutes before Vikki Ryder equalised following a good pass from Embleton and then the Cestrians took the lead when Rachel Furness made a great solo run before unleashing a powerful shot which went in off the crossbar.
Aaron Embleton stretched the lead early in the second half when she curled in a free kick and then Vikki Ryder killed off the game with a fine left foot shot and further goals came from Laura Gibbon and a headed goal via Natalie Gutteridge, the smallest player on the pitch, made it an impressive win against experienced opposition.
This Sunday Chester-le-Street are at home against Wardley, kick-off 2pm at Moor Park. All are welcome.