Match Report

Burnley Girls & Ladies

05 Mar 2017   10.30AM   North Valley & Burnley Unity League

Lytham St Annes YMCA Girls U-16s 7-1 Burnley Girls & Ladies

Conditions were atrocious for this Cup quarter final tie at Seafield Rd last Sunday with heavy rain falling throughout on a stiff cold wind. These two teams met only a few weeks ago in a league game which ended in a 2-2 draw but on this occasion YMCA ran out comfortable winners. The visitors started well and created a few early chances but as YMCA began to take full advantage of the elements behind them Ellie McNally gave them a 10th min lead. Their lead was quickly doubled with an Annabelle Jackson strike and it became 3-0 when from a McNally corner the ball went into the net via a Burnley defender. Just before the interval Isabelle Kells fired home to give YMCA a 4-0 interval lead and despite facing the wind and rain after the restart YMCA remained in control. Two further goals by McNally put them 6-0 in front before the visitors notched a deserved reply with McNally grabbing her fourth goal in the game in the closing stages to complete a fine victory. Considering the very unpleasant conditions this was an impressive team display by YMCA with Georgia Norman impressing throughout.