Mill Lane United Yellows were crowned national champions for a second successive season after a dramatic penalty shoot out against Derby County Girls.
Victory crowned another superb season, which brought five other trophies, League Championship, League Cup, East Riding Futsal, Corus Cup, Skelmersdale cup.
As a team they have been playing six seasons has now won 35 trophies, including an amazing 6 successive League Championship in The East Riding Girls Football League.
Such has been their dominance you have to go back to 19th November 2011 for their last defeat locally. With their success, the team was again invited to The National All Cities Cup to play some of the best teams in the country.
Mill Lane United Yellows were drawn against Leicester, Walsall, Dudley and Kettering in the group games and ended up group winners with two wins and 2 draws.
This set up a quarter final against Newmarket and goals from Morgan Nagee and Chloe Wheeldon saw them into the semi final.
Their semi final opponents were their old rivals from Durham Cestria Girls, the fixture been a repeat from last years tournament.
As last year the result was the same when Mill Lane Yellows won on penalties with captain Emily Holliday staying cool to steer the final penalty into the corner to make sure the Yellows advanced to the Final again.
Their opponents in this year’s final were Derby County Girls, and a thoroughly absorbing game followed. Both teams had already played six games, and one last effort was needed in their quest for the National title.
Straight from the off both team attacked looking to take the advantage but despite their best efforts, the score was locked at 0-0 at half time in an even first half.
The Yellows started the second half better and dominated their tiring opponents as they looked for the winning goal.
Chance after chance went begging and only some brilliant goal keeping kept the scores deadlocked at full time bringing on the dreaded penalty shootout.
The Yellows held their nerve despite missing their 4th penalty, which handed the advantage to Derby, but a superb save by goal keeper Leah Shalgosky got them level immediately.
The Yellows scored their last penalty meaning Derby had to score the next penalty to take it to sudden death. The last Derby player nervously took the long walk knowing a miss would hand the title to Mill Lane.
Up she stepped with a fierce shot which Yellows keeper Shalgosky kept out to give the Yellows victory. It was amazing for the girls to win the National Title last year, but to become the first team in the events 6 year history in any age group to return and defend their crown it was the stuff of dreams for a team from grass roots football.
A tremendous effort from the full squad and just reward for their hours of training over the years. Playing a brand of fast attacking passing football the team and its coaches can be proud of their efforts, and they look forward to testing themselves at a tournament abroad at the end of the 2014/15 season.
The girls are looking for sponsors for their trip abroad if u can help please contact mally 07879999643 or Tony 07576466213
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