Kirkby Stephen ladies 2nd team travelled away to play Keswick ladies 1st
The game started with both teams determined to win and passing strongly however Kirkby had a lot of the possession. There were lots of runs down the wing from Kodi Elliot , Leah Boustead & Emma Thorpe which were passed into the D for the forwards Ella Capstick, Carla Boustead and Emily Jackson however they couldn’t get it past Keswick’s defence and goalie. Keswick came back at Kirkby making passes through our players however the Center midfield of Lucy Ewbank and Nicole Clegg intersepted many balls and tackled strongly. Keswick took the possession off Kirkby who were then faced with Kirkbys defence of Dianne Boustead, Littanie newcome, Vikki Capstick, Lisa Bousfield & Angela Clegg ; after many attempts they unfortunately got a goal.Both teams carried on playing strongly but the whistle blew for half time with Keswick 2 goals up. Kirkby played well in the second half and Leah Boustead picked up the ball in her own half drove the ball down her wing into the D and struck the ball into the back of the net gaining Kirkby a goal , Kirkby kept applying pressure but were unfortunate not to get a 2nd goal making the final score 2-1 to Keswick.
On Saturday, Kirkby Stephen ladies second team travelled to Ulverston to go against the top of the league and unbeaten South Lakes 1st Team.
The game started with South Lakes having most of the possession of the ball; however Kirkby’s attack of Lucy Ewbank,Emily Jackson and Ruth Stickings pressured SL defence as they passed the ball quickly round the back. SL broke through to Kirkby’s defence of Ella Capstick,Alice Fawcett, Carla Boustead, Lit Newcombe however they marked players well in the d to make it harder for SL to get a goal. Kirkby goalie Jenny Coates made lots of great saves unfortunately SL got a goal. Despite more goals from SL Kirkby kept fighting. In the second half Kirkby stepped up there game. Kirkby’s midfield of Lottie Dunning and Nicole Clegg pressured players with the ball and distributed the ball to players. Leah Boustead, Kodi Elliot on the wings both did some runs down the sides of the pitch however couldn’t get past the SL defence. Kirkby kept fighting and were determined to get a goal but unfortunately they weren’t rewarded with this and SL managed to get more goals into the back of the net . The whistle blew for end of time with an overall score of 10-0 to SL.
On Saturday Kirkby Stephen seconds play Ulverston ladies 1st at home