Rangers U12 Girls capped a fine season with an outstanding display to claim
victory at Rangers' annual gala.
In the group stages Howden Clough were first up and were dispatched 2-0 with Amy Vickers in defence playing well. A similar scoreline saw Battyeford
beaten as keeper Danielle Archer kept another clean sheet, as Rangers
completed the group with a 100% record with victory over Brighouse 3-2.
The semi-finals brought Pudsey to face Rangers. Captain courageous, Victoria
Abbott played through the pain barrier to lead her side to victory, but it
was the one girl goal machine Nicole Blanchard who caught the eye with two
goals and had no less then 5 other chances which Pudsey's stand in keeper
saved superbly. Abbott drove home the third to give a half time 3-0 lead to
give coach Jez Archer the luxury or resting Abbott and playing one short in
the second half to hold on for victory.
The final brought Brighouse back as opponents. They found Blanchard in
unstoppable form as her double strike gave a half time 2 - 0 lead. Straight
from the kick off Fay Broderick shot and Blanchard swooped to knock home
the rebound to effectively kill off the game. Archer brought off a fine save
to keep out Brighouse and Broderick rounded off a great day for her and her
team, to crash home the fourth just before the final whistle.
3 galas and 3 victories this summer, roll on next season when they move to
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