Scarborough Ladies U14s lose out in North Riding FA County Cup final

Scarborough Ladies Under-14s were defeated in the North Riding County Cup final by a very strong Boro Rangers side on Sunday.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 10:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 11:00 am
VALIANT EFFORT: Scarborough Ladies Under-14s lost their North Riding County FA Cup final against a strong Boro Rangers side

The game stared in a steady fashion as both teams weighed each other up.

Scarborough were probing down the left side through Abbey Boyes, and with Jess Corner marshalling the defence expertly, it was very much honours even.

Rangers got the all important first goal and just as Scarborough looked to be getting back in the game, a second goal came through a stunning long-range curling effort into the top corner leaving the excellent goalkeeper Abbey Pollard with no chance.

The Scarborough girls again picked themselves up with Lucy Tighe and Maya Gilroy working tirelessly in the heat, but it remained 2-0 at the break.

Into the second half Scarborough pushed on in earnest, trying to play their passing game to get themselves back in to match, but they were picked off and Rangers added a third.

Still undaunted, Scarborough kept going, only to concede two further goals both from corners as Rangers’ height advantage told.

Coach Kev Wardell said: “It was a brilliant effort from the girls, who kept going until the end, bringing great credit to themselves and the club.

“Our player of the match award went to goalkeeper Abbey Pollard, who pulled off some stunning saves to keep us in the game.”

Scarborough Ladies Football Club are currently on the look out for enthusiastic and determined young ladies to join their expanding club.

An SLFC statement said: “No matter your ability we would like to hear from any young lady aged 4 to 100, that wants to play football in a fun and safe environment being coached by FA registered coaches.

“If this sounds like you please get in touch on 07454 923 983, message us through our Facebook page or via our club website”

The club are also on the hunt for new coaches.

The statement added: “Do you have what it takes to join the fastest growing club in the area? “Scarborough Ladies are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and creative coaches to help continue our club development.

“The ideal candidates will have an FA level 1 coaching badge and all relevant in date qualifications, however we will consider those who wish to start their coaching journey with us.”