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U14s Lionesses reach League Cup Final

Congratulations to the U14 Lionesses for reaching the League Cup final for the second year running.

The girls beat Bedford away 2-1 on Saturday to book a place in the final which will be held on 24 March against either Kempston or Stotfold.

Despite only having 11 fit players the Lionesses controlled the game for most of the match. The team took a 2-0 half-time thanks to two excellent finishes from Elizabeth who had recovered just in time to play having been ill all week.

Despite the hosts getting a goal back in the second half the Lionesses held onto their lead without any further alarms to confirm their place in the final.

Kempston are the odds on favourite to win the other semi-final which would set up a Cup Final showdown between the League’s two leading sides at the U14 age group.

Well done Girls!

Cup final defeat for the Lionesses U13s

The Lionesses U13s lost 3-0 to Kempston in the Beds FA League Cup final in Dunstable on Saturday.

The girls went into the game full of confidence having already beaten the talented Kempston side in the group stage of the competition – the first team to defeat Kempston for three years.

For long periods of the game the teams were evenly matched and the Lionesses were still in it until they conceded two late goals as they chased an equaliser.

The defeat brought to an end a great cup run for the Lionesses who topped their group and defeated Dunstable in a dramatic semi-final shootout.

Well done girls!

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.