Lionesses U13s reach Cup Final after penalty shootout drama

The U13s Lionesses squeezed past their semi-final opponents Dunstable after a nail – biting penalty shootout to win a place in the U13s League Cup final.

With the scores level 1-1 at full-time the game went into a tense 20 minutes of extra-time. Despite relentless pressure from the Lionesses there was no further score and the game had to be decided by a penalty shootout. Goalkeeper Maddy saved two penalties whilst Maisie, Elizabeth, Nia and finally, Sacha, held their nerve to score and book a place in next week’s final against Kempston.

Playing at their Wavendon Gate home ground the Lionesses had to come from behind in normal time after conceding an early penalty. The equaliser came shortly after half time with a stunning half volley from Elizabeth following a great corner delivery from Neve.

The Lionesses had further chances to wrap the game up but Dunstable defended well to take the game to extra-time and then penalties.

The U13s League Final will be played in Dunstable on Saturday 1 April. Opponents Kempston are sure to bring a big following , so if you can get along to support the Lionesses please contact team manager Guy Lavis on 07966 392030 for full details.