PNE Women v Blackpool Ladies

PNE Women had enjoyed a good win in mid week but they looked a bit jaded against Blackpool on Sunday, going down to three nil defeat at home – all three goals came in a disappointing first half performance.

For much of the game Preston were pegged back in their own half, frequently dropping too deep. When PNE did manage to put together an attack the strikers were isolated and outnumbered. I know Phil Neville likes England’s Lionesses to play the ball out from the back, a tactic even the best players struggle with at times. Preston try and play this way   but the tactic tends to result in Preston giving the ball away far too often in their own half as Blackpool pressed them high up the pitch.

To be fair a few of PNE’s regular players were missing for this game, so hopefully this is just a blip before they push on again.  On the plus side, it was nice to see the younger players in the team doing well. They kept going till the end and put in a much better second half performance as a team.

A few photos here but a full set is available via this link on my Flickr page

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In Pictures: Blackburn Rovers Ladies win the Premier Division Title

For the third time in a row, Blackburn Rovers Ladies were crowned Northern Premier Division Champions as they beat Derby County Ladies 3-0 in the FA Women’s National League.

A superb achievement. Here are a few pictures from the day… If using the pictures, please credit @pjmimages

In Pictures: Fylde Ladies -v- Middlesborough

A cold, breezy day in Lancashire as Fylde Ladies took on Middlesborough in the Northern Premier Division of the National League.  There was lots of endeavour from the home side  but Fylde’s usual fluidity was missing and at the final whistle it was Middlesborough who deservedly took the three points. 

Here are the pictures…click on any picture to view larger.

In Pictures: Fylde Ladies v Sunderland Ladies

A good game of football and a hard-fought win today for Fylde Ladies as they took on Sunderland Ladies at home.  It was a game that Fylde just about deserved to win on the balance of play.

Fylde led at the half-time break by one goal to nil but Sunderland started strongly in the second half and it wasn’t too long before they got an equaliser.

It took Fylde a few minutes to regain their composure but they did settle and got a second goal after a bit of a scramble in the box. There was some late pressure from Sunderland but in the end Fylde got the win they deserved.

Here are the pictures from the game…

 

Cup defeat for PNE Ladies

PNE Ladies suffered a 2-3 defeat in the Cup at home today against Leigh RMI Ladies.  It was a closely contested game but Preston had more than enough chances to win the game, particularly in the first half when they squandered a number of chances. The Leigh keeper also did her part to keep the whites out with some great stops at the feet of the North End strikers.

At the other end Preston also seemed a bit hesitant. Many of the chances that did fall the way of Leigh were as a result of defensive errors but all credit to the visitors who kept pressing and forcing the mistakes.

As the game entered the last period of play it was even at 2-2 and both sides continued to look for the winner but it was Leigh who got it just three minutes from the end.  Well done to Leigh on a hard fought win today.

 

Another defeat for PNE Ladies

PNE Ladies are languishing at the wrong end of the league table and today was yet another disappointing defeat against Morecambe Ladies.  There was plenty of effort from Preston but very little quality and in the end it was a comfortable three nil win for Morecambe.

PNE like to try and play it out of defence, but time and time again today they gave the ball away with some sloppy passing before they’d even got out of their own half. It’s been a familiar story of late. The few chances Preston did create came to nothing and the Morecambe keeper had a relatively quite afternoon. You can’t fault the effort but I just hope PNE Ladies can find that extra gear that’s needed to pull them away from the relegation zone.

Here are the pictures. Click on any picture to view larger.

 

First game of year ends in defeat for PNE Ladies

The first game of the year for PNE Ladies ended in defeat as they lost three nil against a strong Cammell Laird side. Preston started brightly and had the best of the early play but Laird gradually started to get their game together, pushing PNE back as the half went on.

At half time Preston trailed by one goal and there wasn’t much in it.  The second half continued as the first had finished though with Cammell Laird the stronger team. They sealed victory with two more goals and it was a deserved win for the visitors. A disappointing day for PNE Ladies. PNE battled right till the end and I’m sure they won’t have to wait too long for a first victory of 2019.