Girls keep pressure on

NORTH Shields Girls Under-10s kept the pressure on league leaders Bedlington with a 5-2 win over Cramlington.

Katie Barker (3) and Nicole Gardener (2) shared the goals.

Barker volleyed them in front almost from the kick-off, and she went on to complete another hat-trick before Cramlington scored.

Gardener then scored a spectacular free kick and followed it up with an equally impressive second.

Shields though can thank Daisy Rowe for an excellent point blank save just before Gardener’s double wrapped the game up.

Both sides had chances as the game opened up with Maia Welsh going close before Cramlington grabbed a second goal.

Shields defenders Elizabeth Tait and Brooke Patterson both produced solid performances at the back with Sian Nelson also having an impressive game in midfield, Shields managed to avoid a potential banana skin to notch up another victory.

Man of the match Brooke Patterson.