Semi-final misery for Cayton Girls

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Cayton Under-11s Girls’ season came to a disappointing yet encouraging end when they lost 2-0 at home to Premiership title contenders Scotton Scorchers in the City of York Girls Cup semi-final.

The game was in the balance until the very last kick which saw Cayton pushing extra players forward looking to score a deserved equaliser only for them to be caught on the break seeing the York side’s lead doubled as the final whistle was blown.

The hosts started the game brightly spending most of the first half camped in the visitors half and they should have been ahead when the outstanding Eden Kennedy saw her shot tipped round the post after an excellent solo run.

It was Scotton who took the lead in fortunate fashion when a Kirsty Stewart goal-kick hit her own defender Annie Marshall in the chest seeing the ball rebound straight to the opposing forward who took her chance well.

The second half was end to end football and Cayton had a great chance to level when a cross by player of the match Kennedy was met well by Olivia Hall but her shot was hit straight at the grateful keeper.

Despite more pressure from the Championship runners-up, they could not find their way back into what was an excellent game of football.