Kendrick stunner rounds off Scarborough Ladies win

Aimee Ireland shoots at goal for Scarborough Ladies in their win against Catterick Garrison. Pictures: Adrian Sartain.
Aimee Ireland shoots at goal for Scarborough Ladies in their win against Catterick Garrison. Pictures: Adrian Sartain.

Scarborough Ladies FC had a stunning weekend in which all teams in action won, and no goals were conceded.

The open age side faced Catterick Garrison at home on Sunday and secured their first home win of the season.

Chloe Marshall fires on goal

Chloe Marshall fires on goal

The 3-0 victory, the ladies’ first match since late November, featured almost two dozen chances on goal for the home team, with the visiting keeper in top form to thwart numerous Boro attacks.

However, after eight minutes winger Beth Taylor put her side ahead, a left-footed strike into the bottom corner after picking up a through-ball from Beth Hosie.

The keeper continued to deny Boro, with Chloe Marshall having two efforts saved well. Chloe Bennett struck wide and another straight at the keeper as the home side looked to double their lead.

Marshall wouldn’t be denied on 25 minutes when she notched her eighth goal in 10 games, her run took her into the Catterick half and her effort couldn’t be stopped by a visiting defender, who could only help the ball into the net.

Beth Taylor beats her marker

Beth Taylor beats her marker

Two subs then combined when Lizzy Alport played in Maria Jagger and her drive was blocked by the keeper.

Bennett stung the keeper’s hands again, but the home side had to settle for a two-goal cushion at half-time.

Boro’s back line were rarely tested early in the second half, keeper Meg Overfield was off her line quickly to collect any through-balls, and the back line of Lizzie Sartain, Ruvimbo Mhaka, Sophie Ambler, Meg Wingfield and Bethan Howitt were solid.

Going foward Boro were boosted by striker Aimee Ireland making her third appearance of the season.

A menace to the Catterick defence, she was put through time and time again in the half, and came close to at least one goal, but was denied by the Catterick keeper.

Marshall, Hosie and Taylor also all had efforts on goal, with Jagger also coming very close from a Marshall cross. Alport came closest, hitting the bar from the edge of the area.

Although they had enough efforts to notch double-figures, it looked liked Boro might have to settle for 2-0.

That was until skipper Dani Kendrick placed a sublime finish into the top corner from 20 yards to complete the 3-0 win in stunning fashion.

The under-16s faced a Fulford side above them in the table who could count themselves unlucky to go home with nothing from the battle.

The visitors hit the frame of the goal six times and also found home keeper Sasha Woods in outstanding form.

Woods pulled off three magnificent saves as her team defended resolutely, the home side controlling the play without testing the away keeper.

One goal settled the game and it came from Rhian Cattermole, who finished a neat move in the second half to give her side victory and the club a clean sweep of winning results.

This weekend the majority of the junior sides are at home, while on Sunday the senior side travel to Cleveland Juniors looking for revenge for a home defeat in November.

The under-14s were on their travels to Tockwith, and Carol Firth’s team secured a 3-0 win courtesy of a brace of goals from Ella Davis and an Ellie Rowe strike.

Jon Stokoe’s under-12s faced a determined Copmanthorpe team who held their own after an early goal from club top-scorer Daisy Stokoe.

Lauren Carrier and Jolie Matthews were strong at the back for the side, who took the points thanks to a 1-0 victory.