Lady Clarets reach cup final

Maddie Blackburn scored for the 10th game in succession for Burnley FC Girls and Ladies
Maddie Blackburn scored for the 10th game in succession for Burnley FC Girls and Ladies

With many pitches again waterlogged, there were only two Burnley FC Girls and Ladies junior sides in action this weekend.

The Under 16s fought their way through to the League Cup final by putting in their best performance of the season to date, despite Saturday’s wet and windy conditions.

The Clarets ran out 2-0 winners against a hard-working Blackpool side, with Georgia Payton bagging a brace.

Manager Simon Waring said: “I was delighted with the attitude and commitment of the entire team in a game where every player played their part.”

Burnley will face either Formby JSC or Preston North End Blue in the final.

The Under 15s played a side from Euxton for the third successive week, this time travelling to face Euxton West in the league on Sunday.

The Clarets put in a focused performance right from the start of the game and it didn’t take long for them to hit the target with goals from Chloe Blackburn, Jess Greenwood and a stunning long-range strike from Amy Edmondson giving the Clarets a 3-0 lead at half-time.

Euxton pushed forward more in the second half, leading to a more open game, but a formation change saw more Burnley add to their tally as Greenwood and Blackburn netted their second goals of the game.

A Kendal Kelly goal made it 6-0, before the Under 15s answer to Jamie Vardy, Maddie Blackburn, scored for the 10th game in a row to cap a fine 7-0 away win, which should see Burnley top of the league at Christmas.