Match Report

Whitworth Valley

23 Nov 2014   10.30AM   North Valley and Burnley Unity League

Whitworth Valley 5-1 Lytham St Annes YMCA Girls U-16s

YMCA were unlucky to lose by such a margin after a long trip to the Rochdale area last Sunday. In very muddy conditions the game was played in good spirits but the small sized pitch probably suited the home side better. YMCA started brightly though and took the lead with the impressive Georgia Norman scoring her first goal for the club with good finish after some excellent approach play. However the home side then started to come into the game and equalised from a corner which YMCA failed to clear. A defensive mistake by YMCA then gifted the home side with a second goal to take a 2-1 lead into half time. After the break the Whitworth notched three more goals to put the game out of reach for YMCA but the score line was a harsh reflection on the game after these two sides had drawn 1-1 earlier in the season. Goalkeeper Olivia Neal was outstanding throughout for YMCA with some fine saves to deny the home side and Ellie McNally was also notable.