Newcastle East End 2-3 Cullercoats U18 Girls
K. Lemmon 32′, 73′
C. Wood 38′
After what seemed an eternity, Cullercoats girls were back in league action at a blustery Stotts road.
Cullercoats enjoyed lots of possession early on but the breakthrough didn’t come until the 32nd minute when Katie Lemmon was sent through on goal by Charlie Heed and slotted home in the bottom corner. Cullercoats deservedly doubled their advantage just before break, when Charlotte wood broke through on goal and with a deft touch flicked it passed the onrushing keeper 0-2 HT
Second half and more of the same please but a fired up East End weren’t about to lie down and stepped up their game, they enjoyed some good pressure on the Cullercoats back line and deservedly got one back on 54mins when the wind got hold of a high ball and everyone misjudged the flight and the East End striker was on hand to toe poke it over the line, Stand in keeper Ellie blake desperately unlucky scrambling back as the ball trickled over the line.
East End brought parity on 62mins from a corner that eluded everyone in the box except the East End winger on the back post to smash it home 2-2.
Having capitulated a 2 goal lead Cullercoats girls weren’t about to give up that easy and rolled up their sleeves in an attempt to get back into the game.
On 70mins a clear cut penalty was denied to the Doves when Katie Lemmon was blatantly pulled back when clean through on goal but Katie picked herself and had the last laugh moments later when Mia Wallace whipped in a great ball from out wide and Katie 1 touch and BANG into the back of the net for the match winner.
Another very entertaining ,battling performance from our girls in difficult conditions.Our girls refused to be pushed around and showed great desire & tenacity to take all 3 points home
Cullercoats Player of the Match went to stand in Captain ,Chloe McKenzie who lead by example throughout, Just edging out the equally impressive Charlotte wood & Charlie Heed
Next up for our Girls on Sat 19th is a League Cup semi-final away to Montagu ⚽️
E.Blake, C.Heed, H.Cameron, C.Mckenzie (Cpt), M.Leck, T.McCall, S.Clews, C.Wood, J.Smith, M. Wallace, K.Lemmon, E.Kerr, L.Hall
M.Wilson, L.Dack, K.Baxter, R.Loomba, J.Rowell, C.Sherriff