Scarborough Ladies FC’s open age side continue to improve game-by-game, and Sunday’s match against Malton rivals Brooklyn was further evidence of that.
Although the side suffered another defeat - by four goals to two - the attacking play and strength of James Hunter’s side continues to develop with each game completed.
Going two goals down half-way through the first half, Boro’s heads didn’t dip and pulled a goal back through Chloe Marshall, her 50th goal in 111 games for the club over eight seasons.
A half-time swap around in personnel saw Boro push and push to find an equaliser, with youngster Aimee Ireland going close and Hannah Green terrorising her former club on the right.
Brooklyn scored twice more to raise the score to 4-1, but Green pulled another goal back with a fine finish after a perfectly weighted throughball from Bethan Howitt.
They pushed until the end but couldn’t find another goal, with Brooklyn taking the points.
This week the side make the 150-mile round trip to Catterick, followed by a two-week rest before their County Cup clash with York City Ladies, who play two levels higher in the North East Regional League.
In the junior section of the club the under-16s battled hard against a determined Kader side. Colin Hepples’ girls took on the physical and mental challenge and came away with a solid home point against the North East side in a 1-1 draw.
The under-13s opened their season with a 1-1 draw at home against Stamford Bridge.
Daisy Willis scored her first goal in 18 months to give her father Owen’s team a point.
Jon Stokoe’s under-12s travelled away to Poppleton, losing narrowly 2-1 with Louise Bean scoring her first competitive goal for the club.