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Preston U12 girl’s team wins treble in the Poulton and District Primary League

Posted on - 10th June, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Garstang, Kid's stuff, Preston News, Proud Preston, Sport, Wyre News
The girl's team won all three titles.
The girl’s team won all three titles.

A girl’s football team in Preston have won the treble in the Poulton and District Primary League (PDPL).

Myerscough JFDC grass roots U12 girls team have won the League Phase Two, the Coulton Cup and the Lancashire Cup – a spectacular season for girl’s sports.

Myerscough Reds U12 have worked and trained hard over the last nine months with thanks to manager, Sam Assalone and coach Stephen Woods.

This season the team scored 90 goals and only conceded eight with 15 clean sheets.

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Sam said: “Having been the manager of this team since 2018-19 season the treble is our proudest achievement. It’s absolutely amazing.

“Stephen joined the Reds management team from January 2022 and together we have encouraged and supported this U12 girls football team, in training and how they play.

“The girls talent and performances are outstanding, always giving 100%. We also fully recognise the support and commitment from all their parents, none of this would be possible without everything coming together.”

Myerscough JFDC grass roots U12 girls team are now treble winners.
Myerscough JFDC grass roots U12 girl’s team are now treble winners.

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The Lancashire Cup game was described as the ‘pinnacle of the season’ by parent, Linda Douglas. In the last three minutes of the game, the girls fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3.

At full time the game was to be decided by penalties, with the goalkeeper saving every shot. It was then her turn to take a penalty and she landed it perfectly in the net with the last strike of the game.

Stephen Woods said: “This treble-winning girls U12 football team is a squad that has triumphed in three major competitions in a single season.

“It’s a remarkable achievement that showcases their talent, hard work, and dedication. Winning the league, Coulton cup, and the Lancashire cup tournament unbeaten in one season is a testament to their skills and teamwork.

“It’s truly inspiring to see such success in women’s football. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

The group is one of the only girl’s teams in Lancashire who have completed the treble.

Mike ‘O’Neil, head coach said: “It’s been another massive year for girls football at MJFDC. We enjoyed record-breaking numbers in terms of participation, and six of our teams won PDPL cup finals along with several league titles. 

“Our under 12 girls also won the County Cup, which is the highest achievement in grassroots football. This is proven even more special as MJFDC is a grassroots club with no links to professional clubs and their emerging talent centres. 

“Everyone at MJFDC are extremely proud of under 12s and their treble winning season. All the players, coaches, and supporters deserve every success.”

Myerscough Reds U12 celebrate their victory.

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