After a scrappy start, the PNE girls settled down into their game, steadily making inroads into the Lostock half. A cross from Sarah was neatly slotted into the Lostock Hall net by Anna, opening the PNE goal scoring accout. Lostock Hall were unlucky in conceding an own goal shortly afterwards when the ball ricocheted off a defender into the net. PNE had a couple more chances, a powerful strike from Lucy reverberating off the crossbar and a shot from Charlotte going wide. With Megan capably dealing with a shot from Lostock Hall, the score remained 2-0 at half-time.
PNE started the second half strongly, creating some good passing moves leading to Lucy scoring twice in quick succession. Soon afterwards, Charlotte ploughed through the Lostock half, creating a chance for Sarah to score a 5th goal for Preston. Full credit to the Lostock Hall girls who kept their heads up, managing to get a goal back. Jaz, Katie, Fran and Cadence; rotating in defence; all put in solid performances today and had made it difficult for the Lostock girls to create many chances.
With full time approaching, Lucy managed to complete her hat-trick, making the final score PNE 6 – Lostock Hall 1.