Match Report

Lostock Hall

29 Apr 2018   1.30PM   North Valley & Burnley Unity League

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

YMCA had to be content with a point at Preston last Sunday.  They started the game brightly and were first to the ball and dominant in possession.  They took the lead in the 4th minute after Honey Griffith played a pass to Annabelle Jackson on the right hand side and her expert delivery found Isabelle Kells to give them a 1-0 lead.  They soon doubled the lead after a throw-in from Ellie McNally caused havoc in the home defence and Kells was on hand again to score from close range..  Things got better for YMCA as goalkeeper Ellie Etheridge played a quick pass to McNally who strode forward and played an excellent ball to Kells who finished with aplomb to complete her hat trick.  The home side began to come more into the game and they caught YMCA out from a corner to pull a goal back.  Lostock followed this up with two more goals to cancel out the excellent work by YMCA and the half ended all level at 3-3.  After the break the home side piled on more pressure and took the lead for the first time of the match.  YMCA though responded well and inspired by the outstanding Griffith they got their just rewards when a cross from McNally was turned into her own goal by the home defender to make it 4-4.  Although YMCA pressed hard for a winner a point apiece was a fair result in the end to a thoroughly entertaining contest.