Under 15s Grab Last Gasp Winner


Scarborough Ladies Under 15s travelled to Poppleton looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season and returned with all 3 points after a thrilling game which went right to the wire. With a strong wind in their favour the Scarborough girls terrorised the home defence, with only the woodwork and an excellent performance from the Poppleton keeper keeping her team in the game for the first 20 minutes. Occasional counter attacks by the home side were dealt with by the excellent Izzy Garnett and Poppy Simpson until, inexplicably, Scarborough fell behind for the 5th consecutive game. Daisy Willis’ attempted clearance spun viciously in the area and the merest of touches from Poppleton attacker saw the spinning ball elude Erin Nicholson in goal.

Undeterred, the girls resumed their onslaught on the home goal and, after a fine interchange of passes with Phoenix Sykes, Eden Sellers waltzed though the defence before calmly slotting home for her first goal for the Club. Sellers almost doubled hers, and the teams tally moments later but her rasping shot towards the top corner was brilliantly tipped over to bar and Lydia Hanson shot just wide after Lauren Corn helped on Amie cutting through ball.

Scarborough dealt with the conditions better than the hosts in the second by playing with the ball on the floor and continued to create chances with Corner, Ella Davis and Khyarna Foster beating the offside trap to test keeper and Girl of the Game Sellers again going close, only to see her shot come back off the post. At the back Alex Metcalfe, Willis and Garnett were unbeatable until, with just a minute to go a mix up in the Boro defence resulted in a breakaway down the left with Nicholson in goal totally exposed. Covering her near post she was stranded as the ball was pulled back to the supporting attacker 3 yards out but, unbelievably, the shot was scuffed and rolled tantalisingly wide. Having seemingly been let off the hook, the Scarborough girls then took full advantage, as from the resulting goal kick some neat passing saw the ball fall to Lauran Corner whose excellent first touch saw her burst through the Poppleton back line and shoot powerfully into the bottom corner, to spark wild scenes both on and off the pitch.