Chapman hat-trick inspires eight-goal victory for Garstang

Six first-half goals saw Garstang Ladies' fourth team post an 8-0 win against their Leyland and Chorley counterparts at the weekend.

Thursday, 8th February 2018, 8:37 am
Updated Thursday, 8th February 2018, 8:40 am

After only two minutes, Rianna Uttamlal came close to scoring on the left post and the alarm bells were ringing for Leyland and Chorley.

A minute later, however, and Garstang captain Arianna Lowery slotted home their first goal.

Centre-half Orla McShannon relished her instructions to break into the ‘D’ and was unlucky not to score in front of goal on six minutes.

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A minute later and her powerful shot gained the reward she deserved to make it 2-0.

On 16 minutes, Pip Chapman smashed the ball high over the post before another penalty corner saw some good defence by Leyland and Chorley clear the ball to the side.

A minute later, though, Chapman opened her account by smashing the ball home from open play.

Two minutes after that and Chapman scored again with a subtle, well-crafted goal which saw the ball go just inside the post with the keeper having no chance. It became 5-0 on 23 minutes when Caitlin Ball scored with a well-placed, lifted flick to the keeper’s left.

Garstang scored again when Holly Swarbrick broke into the Leyland and Chorley ‘D’ and placed a perfect pass to Uttamlal on the post, where she swept the ball home to make it a 6-0 lead at half-time.

Five minutes into the second half Chapman powered home a lifted shot for number seven, collecting her hat-trick in the process, and Orla McShannon scored the eighth 17 minutes into the second half to finish off the scoring.