There are a number of reasons why this was a remarkable win for PNE Ladies. Preston have been struggling a bit recently and up until today were still waiting to record their first win of the season.
In their last game PNE suffered a heavy defeat. With injuries mounting, and with some players unavailable, it meant Preston could only field nine players for the game against Kendal Town Ladies, who are above them in the table.
Fortunately those nine players had the game of their lives, fighting for every ball they ran themselves into the ground.
The first moment of drama saw Preston awarded a penalty but when it was missed, it appeared as though their unlucky run was about to continue. At one time, heads may have gone down but not in this game. The team kept pressing, kept winning the ball and soon found themselves two goals to the good.
Kendal pulled a goal back before half time and you might have thought that the numerical advantage of Kendal Town would tell in the second half as Preston tired.
As it happens, nothing could be further than the truth and Preston continued to look the more likely to score. I doubt even the PNE players would have dreamed of going on to score another three goals though! The game finishing 5-1 to Preston. I’m sure Kendal still can’t quite believe what happened. Let’s hope this win kick-starts Preston’s season. The whole team should be feeling very proud of themselves.
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