Match Report

Whitworth Valley

08 Feb 2015   11.30AM   North Valley & Burnley Unity League

Lytham St Annes YMCA Girls U-16s 3-1 Whitworth Valley

YMCA produced an excellent performance in this tie on a cold and misty morning at Seafield Road last Sunday. They started out of the blocks impressively and took the lead within the first 30 seconds with the excellent Ellie Etheridge bundling in the goal after the visitors goalkeeper had parried a shot. However the strong Whitworth side proved this was going to be a close encounter and equalised mid way through the half. Nevertheless YMCA started to produce some excellent passing football and Honey Griffith rifled home a second goal to give her team a 2-1 lead at half time. After the break the visitors started to have more of the play but Olivia Neal in the YMCA goal was outstanding throughout pulling off a series of great saves to keep YMCA’s lead intact. YMCA though were always a danger on the counter attack and Etheridge notched her second goal of the game in the closing minutes with a fine individual effort to seal victory. In a fine team display Ellie McNally in midfield, Lara Pilling and Madison Lucas in defence were all outstanding and the team will now look forward to a semi-final tie played at a neutral ground in the coming weeks.