Scarborough Ladies Under-14s see off Poppleton
Scarborough Ladies Under-14s made it two wins out of two in the City of York Girls League after a 5-3 win at Poppleton.
The visitors soon took the lead with a close-range shot and goal from captain and striker Lucy Fairbank.
Poppleton quickly equalised but Scarborough took hold of the game and after a host of missed chances went into half-time 3-1 up with further goals from midfielder Lexie Daubney after a goalmouth scramble and a superb second for Fairbank, hitting an unstoppable shot from just outside the box.
The second half started with Scarborough again dominating play, midfielder Phoebe Philps making it 4-1 with a cracking long range effort after a poor clearance that the keeper could only push into the roof of the net.
Poppleton then grabbed a second but Boro scored again with a header from Kelsie McGough after some brilliant link up play between the front three Scarborough strikers.
Poppleton pulled one back with 10 minutes to go making it 5-3 but Scarborough stayed strong until the final whistle.
Goalkeeper Lucy Webster showed excellent handling and distribution all game while the back three of Emily McArthur, Sophie Smith and Faith Leppington Betts were strong and determined throughout.
The midfield duo of Daubney and Philps, tackled hard and controlled things in the middle of the park, linking well with the three strikers of Fairbank, McGough and player of the match Amelia Breckon, who was outstanding throughout.
Scarborough Ladies Under -15s lost 6-3 in a thriller at home to Wigginton.
Playing with a player short due to illness, Scarborough went one up as Libby Wright was brought down in the box for Jorji Crawford to calmly slot in the resulting penalty.
Wigginton used their player advantage to take a commanding 3-1 lead, however the home side pulled one back straight from kick off as Evie Wardell and Wright combined to set Crawford up for her second.
Boro played the last 10 minutes of the half two players down following an injury and went into the break 4-2 down.
Nursing various knocks through the second half the girls eventually lost 6-3 as Crawford completed her hat-trick. Player of the game was goalkeeper Abbey Pollard.
The Under-15s are on the look out for new players. Any year 9 and 10 girls interested please go to the club Facebook page.
Scarborough Ladies Under-13s made their league debut at the weekend at home to Bishopthorpe.
After a frantic start the new team settled well and created some fantastic play, but Bishopthorpe broke the deadlock just before half-time.
The second half saw Scarborough set up a number of chances but failing to be clinical enough in front of goal. Bishopthorpe went on to seal the win with another two goals.
Girl of the game was a difficult choice with many promising displays but was given to new keeper Demi Elwick for a commanding display.
Scarborough Ladies Under-18s lost out 4-1 at home to Bradford City.
The hosts fell behind midway through the first half, and a lapse in communication at the back made it 2-0 before half-time.
A great strike from Lauren Corner got the home side back in the game, and they continued to create chances throughout the half, with Anna Bowman going close with a spectacular 35-yard shot and Mystee Kearns twice firing just wide.
With the game finely balanced, it took a freakish goal direct from a corner and a scrambled fourth to put the game beyond the hosts, but another battling performance for the new look Under-18s, who this weekend make the long trip to Brighouse.