Burnley and Padiham Ladies showcase their talents

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THE Arbories Memorial Sports Ground was the stage for a 10-goal thriller in the ladies’ challenge match between Padiham and Burnley, with the match finishing level at 5-5.

The game, played on Sunday, was part of Padiham Sports Week 2012, and gave local football enthusiasts the opportunity to watch the borough’s two senior ladies’ football teams line-up against one another.

After a hectic first half in which both teams showed their attacking prowess, the score was all-square at 2-2.

Yet there was still more to come, and they gave the fans another entertaining 45 minutes. Padiham’s goals came through Emily Wilkinson, Hannah Glendinning and a hat-trick from Charlotte Holden, while on the scoresheet for Burnley was Lucy Berwick, Jade Brindale, Danielle Cooper and Emilie Forrest, who scored a brace to complete this enthralling local derby.

Final Score: Padiham FC Ladies 5, Burnley FC Ladies 5