Preston North End Ladies suffored a disappointing 3-0 defeat in their final game of the season against Carlisle Ladies. There was an inevitability about the result today, as Preston only managed to field nine players but even so, the performance was a bit lack-lustre.
Carlisle struggled for a while but went into the break one goal to the good. Two second half goals sealed it for them. Not much else to say really – the season just petered out.
I don’t recall covering a night match for PNE Ladies before so the game against Burscough Dynamo was a first for me. This presented challenges from a photographic point of view. The low levels of lighting on the Sport Arena pitch meant that ISO levels were maxing out at ISO12800 and I still wasn’t really getting the shutter speeds I needed. The added misery of cold and driving rain was lifted slightly by the fact that PNE Ladies impressed again and secured a 3-0 win.
Well done to both teams for playing some good football in difficult conditions. Here are the pictures…
A fantastic performance today by PNE Ladies as they beat Morecambe Ladies Reserves 6-2 at UCLan Arena. Preston blew Morecambe away in the first half, which they completely dominated, scoring four good goals.
To their credit Morecambe Ladies came out fighting in the second half and competed strongly, pegging Preston back. Morecambe managed to score a couple of goals but Preston took advantage as the visitors pushed forward and scored another couple of quality goals themselves.
PNE Ladies are playing with confidence at the moment and hopefully they can keep up this momentum till the end of the season.
Here are the pictures. Click on any picture to enter slideshow view.
On a freezing cold afternoon, PNE Ladies triumphed over Bolton Wanderers u21 Ladies at the UCLan arena. The final score was 3-1 to PNE.
It was a vital win for Preston against another team struggling at the bottom of the league. PNE dominated throughout the game and the scale of their victory could have been greater based on the number of chances and pattern of play.
The condition were difficult – a bitingly cold wind and the odd flurry of snowflakes. Credit to both sides for the way they went about the game.
It is to be hoped that this will give PNE the confidence to go on and win more games in the weeks ahead.
A different venue for a mid season friendly. I was taking more photos for Preston North End Ladies Football Club as they took on Nelson Ladies Football Club. Nelson Ladies play in a lower league than Preston and it was the home side’s strength that showed in a first half they dominated as Nelson struggled against a strong wind.
In the end Preston won the game comfortably in the difficult conditions at Ashton Community College. It wasn’t so much about the result today and it is hoped they will take some learning and confidence from the game forward to their next league game against Carlisle.
Here are the pictures from the game, including one of the Ladies’ cute new four legged, spectator. Click on any picture to enter slide show view.