Match Report

Feniscowles & Pleasington 'Blue'

15 May 2016   10.00AM   North Valley & Burnley Unity League

Feniscowles & Pleasington 'Blue' 3-2 Lytham St Annes YMCA Girls U-16s

YMCA came away empty handed in a thoroughly entertaining game in sunny East Lancashire last Sunday. The hosts were the newly crowned champions and they took the lead when a looping shot flew into the net which goalkeeper Olivia Neal was unlucky not to save.  YMCA seemed to be second to all the loose balls and it was no surprise when they conceded again soon after and the home side led 2-0 at the interval. However after the break YMCA came out looking more determined and after a mazy run from Isabelle Kells caused havoc she neatly finished reducing the deficit to 2-1. Just as the YMCA were getting back into the game another freak goal from outside the box made it 3-1 to Feniscowles. A spirited YMCA though didn’t give up and an excellent corner from Ellie McNally found Kells at the back post who smartly turned the ball home to make it 3-2. Such was YMCA's bad luck on the day they hit the post three times during the game and the decisive equaliser just never came despite their best efforts. In an encouraging YMCA team display Honey Griffith and Lara Pilling were both notable.