Shields share out the goals

NORTH Shields Under-10 Girls continued their fine start to the new year with no fewer than four players sharing five goals against Cramlington.

The 5-1 score seemed unlikely as Cramlington shaded a first quarter of few chances, indeed in the early stages of the game it was the defence who kept Shields level with Elizabeth Tait and Brooke Patterson helping to hold back a lively Cramlington attack.

The second quarter saw Shields playing at a much better tempo and they got their reward when Sian Nelson scored.

The next quarter saw Shields press home their advantage with Nicole Gardener on target twice.

The last quarter saw Jasmine Stephenson and Katie Barker combine to play in Daisy Rowe who kept her cool to give Shields a fourth.

Cramlington refused to give up and got a deserved consolation goal.

Shields regrouped and Mia Welch created a chance for Emily Pearson.

Barker beat the keeper right at the final whistle to make it 5-1.