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Under-14 Girls Reach Lancashire Cup Final

2 February 2016

Mac Barlow's Side Beat Bury

Imogen Hill's first-half volley against Bury was enough to see Blackpool's Under-14 Girls progress to the Lancashire Cup final.

Having waited for two weeks to play the tie due to recent weather conditions, the game eventually took place on the 4G pitch at Bishop Rawstorne High School in Croston.  

It took just 15 minutes for The Seasiders to find the net, as Hill fired in after the Bury defence failed to clear a ball swung into the box.

Although further chances followed, the strike proved decisive and the team held on to book their place in the showpiece at the County Ground in Leyland.

"It was nice to get the game played with all the bad weather we’ve had, we were excellent in parts and played some great football," manager Mac Barlow said.

"We defended very well as there was no room for mistakes, especially late on in the game when Bury were looking for an equaliser. It would have been nice to have put more chances away, however a win and a clean sheet sees us through to the Lancashire Cup final, which is a massive achievement.

"I’ve played at the County Ground many times before, however I’ve never managed a team there in a final so I’m looking forward to that challenge. I’m very proud of the squad and they deserve their success as they work so hard for one another and are totally committed to the club."

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