U15 Girls Final

Bolton Wanderers Girls FC U15 seal victory against Euxton Girls U15 West

They’re the new champions of the U15 Girls Youth Cup.

Bolton Wanderers Girls FC U15 became U15 Girls Youth Cup Final after an impressive 2-0 win over Euxton Girls U15 West. 

Bolton’s Millie Leytham proved to be the difference maker on the day, as her incredible centre midfield performance saw her record a goal and an assist. In a very pressurised environment, Leytham’s composure and creativity proved critical in ensuring her Bolton side walked away with the trophy in their hands. 

The first half was extremely competitive, with both teams desperate to make a fast start and take the game away from their opponents. But despite some good chances for either side, this was not the case, as the two sides were struggling to find the finishing touch. Scarlett Prendergast and Natalie Ainsworth, of Euxton and Bolton respectively, found themselves one on one, but were denied by impressive goalkeeping efforts. 

It was Bolton who looked more likely to score in the first half, as the width and direct running from Hannah Baldwin was creating problems for the Euxton defence. Through high levels of concentration and perseverance, however, they ensured their clean sheet remained intact until the end of the first half, ending 0-0. 

It didn’t take Bolton long into the second half to make the most of their momentum as they took the lead early on. After creating several chances which could not quite be finished, Leytham produced a moment of sheer quality to open the scoring. She released a shot from just outside the box which was placed perfectly in the top corner. Imogen Gill, the Euxton keeper, was excellent all game, but even she was powerless against such a well hit effort. 

That goal began a spell of dominance which lasted until the final whistle. They were creating a plethora of chances: Jessica Jepson had a shot cleared off the line and Leytham missed a penalty. 

The miss was soon made up for, however, as Leytham played a through to ball to Ivy Caraher who placed the ball into the bottom corner. It was a goal which came close to the end of the game, and the impressive strike sealed a fantastic cup win Bolton. 

FT: Bolton Wanderers Girls FC U15 2-0 Euxton Girls U15 West

Bolton Wanderers Girls FC U15 are the new champions of the U15 Girls Youth Cup.

Report by Joe Edgar

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