And in the process the city side ended the 100 per cent record of East Midlands Premier Division leaders Mansfield Town by claiming a creditable 2-2 draw at the weekend.
Mansfield powered into the driving seat when notching twice early in the second period, but Star refused to roll over.
Julie Ikeda slashed the deficit before Chelsea Stanford spectacularly levelled with a 25-yard volley.
Star thought they had snatched victory when Jade Ramm struck late on but her effort was wiped out for a dangerous challenge on the Mansfield keeper.
Star boss Chris Lyon said: “We were short of players and had a nightmare trip up there, so coming away with a point is a tremendous result.
“There’s a real determination in our team now that has never been there before. If we go behind in a game we always believe we’ll get back into it.”
NORTHERN Star Reserves’ hopes of debut season honours were dented.
The city club’s second string went down to a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of bogey team Godmanchester in the Cambs Women’s League.
Cady Carolissen twice levelled for Star before they were beaten despite some heroics from Sarah Galpin in goal.
RIVERSIDE Under 15s continued their charge towards the Cambs Girls League crown by taking their 100 per cent start into double-figures.
Cherry Hinton Lions were tamed 15-0 at the weekend as the city girls notched up their 10th successive victory.
The goals were shared by Kier Perkins (5), Alesia Mundo (4), Jess Blackbird (2), Georgie Elsom (2), Alexa Hunter and Katie Plumb, the team’s regular goalkeeper who played in an outfield position in the second half.
AFC WHITTLESEY Under 15s certainly hold the Indian sign over Witchford.
The local lasses triumphed when the teams met in the Cambs Cup final last season and they were victorious again in Cambs League action at the weekend.
And it was by a far bigger margin than the single-goal showpiece success as Whittlesey racked up an 8-0 triumph.
Annie Posnett led the way with a hat-trick, Gemma Fitzjohn scored twice and Stacy Rowley, Eden White and Leah Anthony got the others.
NETHERTON Diamonds Under 15s boosted their Mid-shires League title bid by sinking Kettering Town.
Ellie Hannan led the way with a