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Pinpoint Recruitment League Girls U12 Trophy Final

Lowick United 4 Blyth Town Real 1

The Lowick United U12 Girls’ team are probably the most travelled squad of footballers in the whole of Northumberland as they play all of their games at Benfield, Newcastle.

This season, along with their coaches Andy Thorpe and Adam Rutherford, they have racked up nearly 3,000 miles and have been rewarded with their first silverware.

On a rain-soaked afternoon, Lowick settled quicker and began to play their pressing game, forcing a couple of early chances for Chloe Ferguson and Brodie Hutchison.

After 10 minutes, Lowick made a breakthrough with Brogan Dougal hitting a fine left-foot drive into the corner of the net (1-0).

On the 20-minute mark, team captain Peggy Mein started a run on the halfway line and beat three players before smashing the ball into the net (2-0).

Midfielder Abbi Rae and top scorer Rhiannon Wood were introduced to the game after the break and almost made an immediate impact by combining with Rhiannon and going close on two occasions.

The chances kept coming for Lowick, but they were to be pegged back when, following a period of sustained pressure from Blyth, they scored from a corner (2-1).

Lowick keeper Kay Cowan then produced two great saves as Blyth pushed for an equaliser. With 15 minutes to go, Megan Sprot made a great run through midfield to set up Brogan for her second of the game (3-1).

Blyth continued to battle valiantly, but Lowick scored their fourth and final goal, again through Peggy Mein, to wrap up a convincing 4-1 win.

Lowick United’s player-of-the-match: Brodie Hutchison.