Blackpool success for Blyth Town Barca U12 girls

Blyth Town Barca U12 girls with their trophy at the end of the tournament in Blackpool.
Blyth Town Barca U12 girls with their trophy at the end of the tournament in Blackpool.

Blyth Town Barca U12 girls competed in Blackpool’s 29th annual footballl tournament and came away with the cup after beating York Railway Institute 3-2 in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.

The girls played five group games over two days against teams from York, Bishop Auckland, Lumley, Wylam and Darlington, scoring 15 goals.

They beat Wylam 1-0 in the semi-final courtesy of a late winner.

In the final York equalised right at the death to make it 2-2.

The penalty shoot-out followed and Blyth prevailed 3-2 on penalties.

It was a great weekend which started off with a day at the Pleasure Beach to mix the football with some fun.

The players and their families raised money throughout the season to fund the girls’ trip.

They played superb football, defended like soldiers, tackled hard and fair, headed the ball away, passed like never before and scored goals to remain the only unbeaten team in the tournament.

The team are holding trials on a Tuesday evening at 6pm at their home ground and new players are welcome to come along in preparation of the season starting in September.

Details can be found at www.clubwebsite.co.uk/blythtownbarca