Goalkeepers took centre stage in the recent West Cumbria Youth League Under-14 Girls Cup final with Whitehaven AFC youngster Kaela Reay saving the day.

Kaela was in the nets for Whitehaven Under-13s as they took on the Under-14 Workington Reds Diamonds at Borough Park in the final.

In a very close game Workington twice took the lead only to see their younger counterparts show great resilience and equalise each time through Sophie Douglas and Emi Rudd.

Tied at 2-2 the match went to the dreaded penalties. But step forward Kaela who saved two penalties before stepping up and calmly slotting the winning penalty to take the win.

Credit also to Kayce Whineray in the opposing goal, who made some great saves during the match and won the player of the match award.

The Under 12 Girls League Cup final saw an all Whitehaven AFC affair, with the Under-12s playing the Under-11s.

It was the younger Under-11s who took the lead but this seemed to spark the older side into life with Eden Hetherington, Amilia McGonagle, Grace Daly and Ella Acton all scoring for the Under-12s.

Special mention to the outstanding Under-11 keeper, Lauren Glyn, whose numerous saves saw her win the player of the final award.

Meanwhile at the Warwick Wanderers tournament all the Whitehaven teams taking part also had various successes.

The Under-13 and Under-9 girls were both unlucky to lose their semi-finals. The Under-12s didn’t concede a goal all day and only narrowly missed out, losing in the final on penalties.

But the day belonged to the Under-10 girls who, after great results in their group and a tough semi-final victory over the younger Whitehaven U9s, reached the final.

They won their final against Allerdale Girls to take the tournament title and back to back success after recently winning their League Cup competition.