Carlisle City JFC U16 Girls claim their third piece of silverware for the season!
The Under 16 Girls County Cup Final followed a thrilling Under 16 County Cup Final with Workington Juniors U16 Blacks edging out Crusaders U16 Red.
Cumberland FA’s Youth County Cup partner is Specsavers and the Youth County Cup Goalpost Partner is MH Goals.
Cumberland FA Under 16 Girls County Cup Final
Carlisle City JFC U16 Girls v Workington Reds Diamonds
Kick off: 2pm
Date: Sunday 24 March 2019
Venue: Penrith AFC
Focus on the Teams
Having already secured the Cumberland FA Women’s League (Under 16) title and the Cumberland round of The FA Youth Futsal Cup, Carlisle City JFC U16 Girls came into the Final on a high and full of confidence. Last season’s Under 16 Girls County Cup runners up were keen to add this title to their impressive collection over the past few seasons.
City overcame Abbeytown JFC and Whitehaven AFC Blue to reach their fourth County Cup Final in five years.
Workington Reds Diamonds finished (joint) second behind City in the Cumberland FA Women’s League (Under 16) and reached the County Cup Final by beating Cockermouth JFC, Milnthorpe Girls and Carlisle City JFC U15 without conceding any goals.
The third team on the pitch was led by Referee Dan Howes with Assistant Referees Dan Curwen and Willow Warneford, and fourth Official Seamus Edwards.
Once the formalities of the Final were complete including the Respect handshake, Referee Dan Howes had his final words with the two captains before the coin toss.
Following kick off, Workington Reds Diamonds took an early lead following a long throw in to go 1-0 up. Maddie Nixon got the goal for the Reds.
The lead didn’t last long; with Naomi Brown putting the rebound into the back of the net after the initial shot was well saved by Reds keeper Millie Robertson. 1-1
Frankie Sewell soon put City ahead, running onto a ball over the Reds defence and beyond the diving Robertson. 2-1. Sewell put City 3-1 up shortly after, another through ball splitting the Reds defence to put some daylight between the two teams.
Georgia Earl almost made it 4 after running onto a ball over the top. Keeper Robertson rushed out of goal to close Earl down and it was eventually cleared by a retreating defender.
The half time whistle was blown just as the promised rain showers began.
HALFTIME: Carlisle City JFC U16 Blue 3 – 1 Workington Reds Diamonds
The second half began as the first half ended with the game end to end. A few minutes into the second half, Emily Ferguson made the most of a defensive mix up to seal the game for City. 4-1
Both teams continued to have chances with the vocal and supportive crowd cheering on the players with tackles and chances continuing for the next 30 minutes.
The Reds had a number of half chances to get back into the game but City also had some chances to add to their tally, with goalkeeper Robertson pulling off some fine saves.
The final whistle blew and it was Carlisle City JFC U16 Girls celebrating! With the League title, County Futsal title and now the County Cup, there is still one more trophy up for grabs with City now on for the Quadruple!
Commiserations to Workington Reds Diamonds who played their part in an entertaining game.
Vice President of Cumberland FA John Rogerson presented the medals to the officials before handing out the runners up medals to Workington Reds Diamonds. Carlisle City JFC U16 Girls were then presented with the winners medals followed by the trophy presentation.
Cumberland FA would like to thank hosts Penrith AFC and their willing volunteers who helped make the Final a memorable one for the players. We’d also like to say thanks to the Match Officials, as well as the coaches, parents and CFA volunteers and staff who helped make the day a success!
Highlights of the Under 16 Girls County Cup Final were kindly provided by Paul Brecken while Ben France provided the photos which will be available to view on our Facebook page soon!
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