Match Report

Lostock Hall

14 May 2017   1.00PM   North Valley & Burnley Unity League

Lytham St Annes YMCA Girls U-16s 0-4 Lostock Hall

YMCA came away as runners up in the league cup final played at Prairie Sports Village in Burnley last Sunday. Going into the game both sides were confident of victory but YMCA started slowly and seemed to be second to most balls and the strong Lostock Hall side made them pay by taking the lead in the 10th min.  YMCA were struggling to find their usual fluency and despite their best efforts it was Lostock Hall who netted again to take a 2-0 lead into the break.  YMCA did come out showing much greater purpose though in the second half and almost reduced the score when Isabelle Kells powered a left foot shot goalwards from a well taken corner from Ellie McNally only for the Lostock keeper to pull off an outstanding save to deny her.  This seemed to knock the heart out of YMCA and they fell further behind when they were punished on the break.  YMCA now had to press forward and although they tried to find a goal it was not to be and Lostock sealed the issue with a fourth goal in the closing minutes.  Honey Griffith, Lara Pilling and Olivia Neal were notable throughout for YMCA who now a chance to bounce back next Sunday when the two teams meet again in a league title decider at Seafield Road Lytham.