Match Report

Feniscowles & Pleasington

30 Apr 2017   10.00AM   North Valley & Burnley Unity League

Feniscowles & Pleasington 4-15 Lytham St Annes YMCA Girls U-16s

YMCA maintained their unbeaten league campaign in East Lancashire on Sunday morning.  The home side could only muster six girls so YMCA agreed to play with seven rather than nine players.  YMCA had plenty of chances early on but the home goalkeeper was outstanding and they also hit the crossbar twice.  It was the home side that took the lead against the run of play when they caught YMCA on the break but leading scorer Isabelle Kells though soon restored parity with a fine finish.  However Feniscowles re-gained the lead after latching on to a long kick by the goalkeeper to make it 2-1.  Substitute Annabelle Jackson though changed the game and with some trickery and outstanding play she score three quick fire goals to put YMCA 4-2 ahead.  Further goals from Kells and Jackson were added to give YMCA a 6-2 lead at the break.  YMCA came out for the 2nd half with continued purpose and as the home began to tire Kells and Jackson both netted another three goals. Captain Ellie McNally, who produced a dominant display in midfield, weighed in with two goals with Honey Griffith also finding the target. The home side netted two further consolation goals before the scoring was completed with an own goal after a good throw from McNally had caused havoc in the home defence.  In a good YMCA team display, Lara Pilling, Yasmine Menezes and Madison Lucas were all notable.