Ladies U13s into semis
AFTER frustrating postponements due inclement weather, Macclesfield Town Ladies FC U13s finally had their moment in the sun, against Unicorn Emeralds in quarter final of the Cheshire FA Minor Cup.
From the kick off MTLFC had the stronger midfield with Leh Hanaghan, Sara Dale and Lily Fallon effective down right hand side.
Unicorn found themselves pinned back. Lily Fallon had the better of the defence ,latching onto a through ball and controlling it before rifling the ball into the top corner of the net.
Dids Parish as usual kept the opposing attack at bay with some brave tackles and boundless energy.
Leaha Hanaghan curled a free kick from 25 yards over the head of the keeper to make it 2-0.
Unicorn started the second half strongly, working both wings well.
Olivia Delany was outstanding in midfield, helping MTLFC to retain the ball and she was also unlucky not to add to the score sheet with her shot hitting the post.
Other notable performances came from Susannah Bridgett, persistently biting at the Unicron attack.
Unicorn didn’t give up, piling on the pressure with corner after corner which eventually paid off with a deserved goal.
MTLFC came out fighting, looking for another goal. Sara Dale’s long-range effort struck the crossbar and the match ended 2-1 in Macclesfield’s favour, with the place semi final next week. Dids Parish ended up on merit with ‘Girl of the Game’
The only other match to take place was MTLFC U18s who beat league leaders Wythenshawe Youth 1-0 to retain fifth spot in the league.
If you would like to play girls only football please visit the website www. macctownladiesfc.co.uk for more information, we run regular training taster sessions for ages U7sU18s and also have an open age group.
Macclesfield Town Ladies FC U13s