20/21 FEBRUARY 2016

MIXED FORTUNES ON CUP WEEKEND - iSABELLE HITS FIVE FOR GIRLS

This last weekend in February was a very pleasant one, a little chilly but mainly sunny throughout to give us a hint that spring was gradually  approaching. It was Coulton Cup 1st round day in the Poulton Primary League on the Saturday morning and the four YMCA teams involved all had home ties at Seafield Rd. Our 9s Oranges had a comfortable 9-0 victory over Wyre Juniors Whites, Dan Brimble leading the way with a hat trick. Dan Chesworth and Liam Roberts weighed in with a couple of goals apiece with Will Tobin and Noah Nicholson both on target also. Our Under 9s Blacks though found visitors FC Rangers a little too strong for us and we were well beaten 5-0. Our 11s Had few problems against Fleetwood Gym Wolves and two goals each by Charlee McGuiness and Harry Gledhill helped us to a 6-0 win. Our other marksmen were Harry Birkman and Daniel Keegan. Immediately after that game our 12s Boys were in action against neighbours Lytham Juniors and following a couple of recent disappointing defeats we bounced back to form in style with an excellent 7-1 victory. Ashley Waterfield and Zane Seddon both bagged pairs with Spencer Phillips, Angelo Vinci and Oliver Williamson all on target also.

On the Sunday our 14s were at the Bispham Gala Field taking on BJFF Blades in the Blackpool Youth League's Hogan Cup quarter finals. We started well and took the lead through Jake Mollow but the Blades hit back to take a 2-1 lead at half time. We were back on level terms soon after the restart with a Spencer Baxendale strike but the home side regained the lead midway through the 2nd half and we couldn't find another equaliser so it finished up a 3-2 defeat. On the Sunday morning at Seafield our 12s Girls entertained Feniscowles Greens and after a patchy opening period we eventually found our rhythm to reach the interval with a 5-0 lead. We continued to have the upper hand after the rstart and added four further goals to notch up an impressive 9-0 victory. Isabelle Kells was in outstanding form bagging five of our goals with Ellie McNally weighing in with a hat trick. A Georgia Norman strike completed the scoring.