Farsley Celtic Women took on Republica Internationale in the second round of the West Riding County Cup, running out 11-0 winners and progressing to the third round in comfortable fashion.
Demi Pringle carried her remarkable league form into the cup, registering six more goals to her name in what was a comprehensive victory yet again for the Celts’ Women on a cold, wet day in Leeds.
It was clear as soon as this match kicked off what way it was going to go.
Farsley flew out of the blocks with an opener inside three minutes courtesy of top scorer Demi Pringle, with what was already her third effort of the match.
This was quickly followed by a second for Farsley after a good delivery from Isabel Wilks left a tap-in for Emma Ruiz at the back post.
In the space of only seven minutes, Pringle and Ruiz both found themselves on the scoresheet again to make it 4-0 to Farsley after some excellent play down the right by Shirley Murphy, who then got herself a well-earned goal with a technically magnificent curling effort with her left foot on the half-hour mark.
Five minutes before the break, after some good footwork to round the goalkeeper, Murphy got her second to make it 6-0 before the break.
The second half bought more Farsley domination, but Farsley suffered a blow when captain Lauren Rigby was forced to make way in the 52nd minute due to an injury.
It would be a lengthy wait for the next goal which didn’t arrive until the 68th minute, when the ball was crossed in, and Pringle was there yet again to head the ball past the keeper to claim her hat-trick and to put Farsley 7-0 up.
That goal saw the floodgates opened once more, as Murphy claimed her hat-trick after a deflection deceived the goalkeeper.
The final three goals all came from the boot of Demi Pringle, as she completed a ‘double hat-trick,’ capping off an excellent performance in perfect style.
As the rain came down and the match ended, Head Coach Jamie Sykes was more than satisfied with his team’s performance.
The Celts’ attention heads back to the league next weekend, as they travel to Queensbury Celtic in a bid to extend their lead at the top of the table and continue their 100% record.