Mill Lane United Yellows won the u16 Girls League Cup as they collected their third trophy of the season with a hard-fought victory against hard-working opponents North Ferriby at Bishop Burton College.
With goal keeper Jess Gray in superb form North Ferriby battled hard throughout the 80 minutes giving their high-scoring opponent’s little room on the ball as they chased and harried as if their lives depended on it.
The game was settled in 10minutes when midfielder Morgan Nagee found Tonya Storr in space before Storr calmly slotted the ball under the advancing North Ferriby keeper Gray to give Mill Lane United Yellows a one nil lead which they held on to until the bitter end.
Normally renowned for their free-flowing football it was the turn of Yellow’s defence of Amy Radford, captain Emily Holliday, Lucy Crockett and Jess Pashby to come to the fore, this they certainly did as they held firm, looking well organised, committed and confident on the ball and showing why they have the best defence in the league to limit their opponent’s chances throughout the game.
Attacking wise for the Yellows midfielder Tonya Storr was a constant threat down the left with her surging runs, and fellow midfielder Courtney McConville dominated play throughout in an energy packed performance. Both teams battled hard throughout and provided an entertaining game for their supporters were no quarter was asked or given.
For North Ferriby goal keeper Jessica Gray was outstanding throughout with some brilliant saves, but ultimately, Mill Lane Yellows showed their experience of the big occasion as they ground out another victory that gave the girls their sixth successive League and Cup double. Man of the matches for Mill Lane were Tonya Storr and Morgan Nagee chosen by the Hull City Ladies Coach who watched the game.