Ramsbottom Tigers took on the league favourites Leigh Genesis and were keen to gain revenge for their defeat in last season’s league and cup final fixtures.
Leigh Genesis started well and despite some quality saves from Ramsbottom goalie Ruby Melia, went into half time with a two goal lead. Following some motivational magic from the coaches, the Tigers came out flying in the second half. Two goals from Lyla Hudson, the second a thunderbolt that nearly burst through the net, brought the Tigers level.
Both teams then pushed for a winner though it was Leigh who snatched victory and scored two last minute goals. Great comeback for the Tigers against quality opposition but heartbreak at the end.
Final Score – Ramsbottom Tigers 2 Leigh Genesis 4
Scorer – Lyla Hudson 2