Danby claim Plate Cup final victory
Danby Ladies sealed Plate Cup success after beating Redcar 2-1 in the final at Durham.
Nikki Graham started in lively fashion, using her pace together with Chloe Wilson and Laura Anderson-Cornforth in attack.
Josie Bowes, Kath Hogarth, Issy Hogarth and Katie Hodgson worked the ball around Redcar to help break up their attacks.
Both sides had chances, but the half-time score was locked at 0-0.
Lauren Tindall and Rosie Hogarth made some great runs down the right after the interval.
A break for Danby saw Katie Hodgson clear the ball to Wilson on the left, who drove forward and carried the ball and with a powerful shot she put Danby 1-0 ahead.
This was the lift Danby needed and it was soon followed by a second goal from Bowes.
Karen Dowson, Emma Foster and Christine Tarrant had to work hard to hold Redcar off, but they managed to pull a goal back to make it 2-1.
Goalkeeper Catherine Adamson cleared any more Redcar shots away, leaving the final score 2-1 to Danby.
Danby played Durham University 5ths on Saturday, losing 4-0.
Both teams fought hard but couldn’t find a way through and the half-time score was 0-0.
In the second half Durham stepped up their pace and ran out as comfortable 4-0 winners.
Player of the match went to Christine Tarrant for her relentless defending despite taking a hit to the face blocking a shot.
Danby are away this weekend, when they head to Durham 4ths.
Whitby Ladies had a rest weekend but are also on the road at Stockton this weekend.