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U16's season up and running

Saturday saw a disappointing start for Scarborough Ladies U 16 suffering an opening day defeat at the hands of Goole Town.

Despite a promising start with both Georgia Howarth and Anna O Connor going close to opening the scoring, it was Goole who made the most of their chances.

With the Scarborough side lacking in pre-season training it was clear the opposition were the fitter of the two sides and took every opportunity given to them. Despite the score Scarborough did produce some fabulous passing and had their own chances but the Goole keeper was in no mood to let anyone past her.

Scarborough Ladies U16 continued their recent dominant form with a 2-0 victory over Bishopthorpe Blacks at Sherburn this weekend. The girls built on last weeks stunning win over York RI with another fine team performance, with special mention to Girl of the Game Emily Lewis who put in a shift both in attack and defensively.

Ella Davis opened the scoring for Scarborough after receiving the ball from defender Kate Allan and with a sublime shot, managed to lob the Bishopthorpe keeper.

Bishopthorpe had their chances when a rebound off the post midway through the first half could have got them back in the game. The Scarborough defense rallied and with Bronwyn Adams in no mood to be pushed off the ball, Scarborough maintained their dominance of the visitors.

It was late in the first half when Georgia Howarth claimed the goal after the ball rebounded onto her knee and into the back of the net to give Scarborough their second.

Second half continued much like the first but with Bishopthorpe increasingly frustrated by their lack of possession mis timed tackles became the norm. Scarborough had a flurry of free kicks, the most note worthy being that of Kate Allan who set up Emily Lewis in the six yard box only to be thwarted by the Bishopthorpe keeper. Scarborough U16’s have won three games on the bounce now and look to push on when they next play after the half term break.

Scarborough Ladies U16 came up against league leaders Fulford Lionesses this Saturday in a thriller of a game at Sherburn Community Playing Fields.

Fulford opened the scoring against the run of play after Scarborough had failed to make the most of their opening dominance. Fulford then got into their stride with them punishing Scarborough on the counter and establishing a 2-0 lead.

Scarborough, however, did not panic and stuck to their game plan nicking a goal after a shot rebounded off the knee of Phoenix Sykes.

As half time approached Fulford once again countered slotting another goal past keeper Denby Gillet, who moments later made a fabulous save from close range to deny the visitors again.

After the break Scarborough really turned up the gas, with Emily Lewis scoring after a great clearance form Kate Allan at the other end. Minutes later and a stunning goal from Olivia Smith saw Scarborough nose in front for the first time.

It was Fulfords turn then to try to impose themselves and the Scarborough defence held firm until a lovely weighted ball fell to the feet of the Fulford attacker to level the scores up once more. With ten minutes left Fulford managed to grab the winner after the ball pinged around the goal mouth which left Gillet unsighted. A fabulous game to watch and hopefully the girls will carry this forward to next week when they fave York RI away.

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