Young Boro Ladies team claim Brid runners-up spot

Boro Ladies under-16s finished as runners-up in the Bridlington Beach tournament
Boro Ladies under-16s finished as runners-up in the Bridlington Beach tournament

Scarborough Ladies FC under-16s reached the final of the Bridlington Beach tournament.

The 10 girls, competing against older players and for the first time on sand, acquitted themselves brilliantly on a hot day on the South Beach.

After losing their opening seven-minute group game against Brayton Belles, the side won six of the remaining seven group games, keeping six clean sheets in the process. That included a 2-0 win over Easingwold who had previously not lost a game.

Finishing third in the group Boro faced Brayton again in the quarter-finals, winning in a sudden-death penalty shoot-out.

A tough semi-final against Hessle Girls was decided in extra-time. Having been 2-1 down a scrambled equaliser sent the game into a three-minute extra period. Caitlin Foster blasted in the winner to send the girls to the final.

Boro faced their old rivals formerly-named AFC Tickton – now Mill Lane Girls, and took the lead through Cara Orrah’s close-range finish. However two goals either side of half-time gave Lane a 4-1 victory.