Bolton Wanderers Girls U14 beat Wigan Athletic Ladies & Girls U13 in the U14 Girls Youth Cup
Bolton Wanderers Girls U14s beat rivals Wigan Athletic Ladies & Girls U13s 3-0 to become the U14 Girls Youth Cup champions.
In the most emphatic win of the day, Bolton shone on the big stage, as their precise build play and relentless pressing proved too much for Wigan to handle. It was a complete performance from the side, and they were very deserving of their title.
An impressive crowd attended the final game of the day, with both Bolton and Wigan being very well backed. Another Bolton age group had just been victorious in a final beforehand so their numbers were large, while Wigan made up for the difference in numbers by ensuring they could be well heard throughout the match.
Bolton came out of the blocks flying, asserting their dominance early in the clash. They seemed to play with more confidence than their opponents, and this was emphasised when Bolton’s Emily Chadwick scored the first goal of the game – it was an impressive long shot from the edge of the area, placed out of the goalkeepers reach.
It very quickly got more difficult for Wigan, however, as a one goal lead became two. In a very similar fashion to the first, Eden Slater produced a fantastic finish from the edge of the box, making it impossible for the opposition keeper to reach.
Despite the occasional Wigan counterattack to put Bolton on the back foot, the dominance continued throughout the second half, rewarded by a third goal to confirm the victory. Elise Lucas made a surging run down the right-hand side before crossing the ball across the box, where Leah Johnson was able to convert the chance.
Wigan Athletic had a fantastic run to the final and gave a valiant performance in the final, however, it was Bolton Wanderers who were deserving winners.
FT: Bolton Wanderers Girls FC U14 3-0 Wigan Athletic Ladies & Girls U13
Bolton Wanderer Girls FC are the new champions of the U14 Girls Youth Cup.
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