Lady Clarets suffer first league defeat of season

Burnley FC Girls and Ladies' Under 13s produced arguably the comeback of the season as they beat Preston North End at the Prairie on Saturday.

Two quick goals made it 1-1 after 10 minutes, but Preston scored four more goals, to make it 5-1 at half-time.

Burnley upped their game inthe second half, and goals from Annabelle Uttley and Tiggi Gent made it 5-3 with 15 minutes remaining.

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Grace Turner powered home the fourth goal, and the chance to equalise came from a penalty with eight minutes remaining. Turner stepped up in search of her hat-trick, only to be denied by a good save, but the resulting corner saw Grace Mills curl the ball into the back of the net, to make it 5-5.

And when Phoebe Johnstone played a superb ball through to Turner, she made it 6-5.

With a minute to go, Gent supplied a great side-foot finish to seal a fantastic 7-5 win.

Elsewhere, there were good wins for both the Under 11s and the Under 15s.

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The under 12s struggled to find their passing game following a six week lay-off and lost out to Wigan Athletic.

The Under 14s put in a great performance, but couldn’t convert their many chances and lost out 1-0 to Academy Juniors.