Whitehaven AFC had plenty of girls’ teams in action in the county cup over the weekend.

Whitehaven U12 Whites struggled with the wind in the first half against Stanwix who took an ealry 1-0 lead.

This stirred Whitehaven into action; Eden Hetherington put two goals away to seal the win 2-1.

The Whites then took on Harraby Girls and came out on top 6-1.

Whitehaven started brightly and a great passage of play led to Jaya Pilkington driving the ball home.

Grace Gorley had to make a great one-on-one save to deny Harraby. She made two more great saves before she was left exposed when Harraby tapped home to make 1-1.

Whitehaven came to life again and scored when Ellie Parkin fired a rebound home, then super sub Eden Hetherington came on and scored four goals in the last eight minutes to close out the game.

Whitehaven AFC Blues beat Stanwix Wasps 2-0. Half way through the first half, Ella Beadsmore showed great trickery to slot home a lovely goal. The Lionesses now looked calmer and good play down the right wing by Destiny Campbell, and Aarleah Robertson inside her, saw a ball flashed across the Stanwix goal with Kaitlin Walmsley on hand to finish, for a 2-0 win.

The Blues then took on Castletown Girls and were convincing to win 5-0. Kaitlin Walmsley put the side 1-0 up. Then hotshot Layla Rudd made it 2-0 at the break.

Into the second half and Ella Beadsmore made it 3-0, before Evie Kerrush stepped up to fire a thunderbolt into the goal to make 4-0.

The Lionesses’ Evie Kerrush fired a lovely shot to make it 5-0 and round off a perfect day.

Whitehaven AFC U13 girls played in the U14 County Cup group stage on Sunday, at Lakes College.

Despite being bottom age, this season the girls excelled themselves with some great results and performances.

In their first game they faced Workington Reds Diamonds U14s who had earlier beaten them in the league this season. But this time the tables were turned, thanks to a great strike by Grace Houghton, with Whitehaven winning a very close game 1-0.

The second game was against a determined Maryport U14s. The deadlock was broken with goals from Abbi Magan and Grace Hou-ghton, Whitehaven winning 2-0.

In the third and final game of the day Whitehaven came up against last season’s U12 County Cup winners, Cockermouth.

Whitehaven finally found the back of the net, a neat finish from Emi Rudd, but it was ruled out for offside. Final score 0-0.

The Whitehaven AFC U14 Lionesses also enjoyed a great day as they aim to reach the third County Cup final in as many years. They drew two matches and won one, scoring four goals and concedingnone. They are now looking forward to the next round of matches in March.