Forest thirds reach Lishman Plate Final

Thea Cormack (s).
Thea Cormack (s).
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Pendle Forest thirds reached the final of the Lishman Plate on Saturday as Thea Cormack hit a hat-trick at Lytham.

Pendle deservedly went ahead from a penalty corner as captain Dee McInnes hit out to Freya Bythell, who returned the ball for McInnes to slot in at the left post.

They added a second when player of the match Harriet Ashworth fed Cormack, who raced into the D and beat the keeper with a slap-shot.

Cormack got her hat-trick from close range after Debs Batley played her in.

After the break, Bythell dinked a diagonal ball into the D for Claire Birkett to fire in. Birkett then nipped in and stole a fifth goal before Cath Hutchinson fought hard for a 50/50 ball and tucked it under the keeper.

Birkett finished off the scoring to make it 7-0. The final will be at Stanley Park, Blackpool on April 18th, with all support welcome.

The seconds drew 4-4 at home to Blackpool, with Judith Hind scoring a hat-trick and Natalie Mitchell getting the other.