Sunday saw the U15 girls’ last league game of the season away against Myerscough, generously hosted by our friends at St Annes at the last minute due to the recent poor weather and a waterlogged pitch. The girls started strongly this week, both in defence and attack, threatening from the off. A few chances went begging until Ella scored from a defected lob. A run and cross from Ella saw Katie connect well to put Langho 2-0 up at the far post. Laura was masterful at the back again and surged forward too and with Hazel in net and Rebecca and Amber the defence played clinically. Continued pressure saw Annie launch in a cross for Amelia to beautifully volley home close in.
Katie went in after half time and Hazel upfront as the rain settled in. Early on Hazel intercepted a goal kick and crossed to Amelia who racked up her second, then a great run and cross from Annie on the right wing was put in by Hazel pressurising the keeper. Hazel then stepped through the defence to score her second. A sliding low left foot volley from Hazel made it 7, then she scored her fourth despite the coaches pushing her back in defence! Amelia then scored a final corker lobbing the keeper from way outside the box: Didn’t see that coming!
So a final score of 9-0 finished the league fixtures for the Langho U15 girls and meant they deservedly leapfrogged Wigan Athletic into third place in the table with only the top 2 playing next week. The whole team has been brilliant this season in terms of how they play, the level of individual improvements shown and the way they all get on so well; one and all. The team have stepped up to play in a tougher league after last season’s outstanding success and the loss of several players, taken on-board a lot of new faces and still done so well. They are just a pleasure to coach. Now they move on the league Challenge Cup competition then the summer tournaments….