A third string Pendle Forest got their season off to a flyer as they picked up a 3-0 win away at Preston.
Forest started strong having much of the early possession but were unable to convert any of the early chances
Deb Lancaster in the forest goal pulled off a string of excellent saves after defensive mistakes gave possession away. As the game settled down Forest continued to dominate possesssion and it was Preston’s keeper keeping them in the game.
The deadlock was eventually broken when Birkett finished a flowing move down the right hand side.
After the break Forest continued to dominate and a well worked short corner saw skipper Di Mcinnes sweep the ball home to make it 2-0.
Forest then replaced a defender for an extra forward as they went in search of another goal and were soon rewarded with a third as Cath Hutchinson converted a short corner.
Forest thought they had a fourth when Birkett scored, only to see the goal disallowed for an earlier infringement
A good start for Forest who ran out 3-0 winners.