Published: 09:26, 08 June 2021
| Updated: 09:29, 08 June 2021
Tankerton made the club’s first-ever youth final count when they beat Maidstone in their own backyard to win the Under-16 Kent Girls Cup.
Alice Summers gave Tankerton the lead against the run of play with an 18th-minute penalty after being bundled over in the box.
They pushed for a second at the Gallagher Stadium but were indebted to Aoife Yanik’s fine save from a Charlotte Watts free-kick to remain in front at the break.
Yanik saved the day again early in the second half, denying Frankie Stannard in a one-on-one.
Maidstone continued to look for an equaliser but were caught on the break on 50 minutes as striker Daisy Redford ran from deep to collect a long ball and fire home Tankerton’s second goal.
Tankerton finished on the back foot and conceded with five minutes left when Stannard’s pull-back was met by the unmarked Charlie Broughton.
Broughton almost levelled in the dying seconds but Tankerton held on for a 2-1 victory.
Tankerton: Aoife Yanik, Elif Altun, Georgia Newhouse, Fleur Charman, Leyla Temple, Sophie Birell, Daisy Redford, Alice Summers. Subs: Lauren Todd, Morgan Wicks, Kim Boswell, Shannon Brady, Gallia Yates.
Maidstone: Lily Fowkes, Megan Jenner, Evelyn Westhrop, Charlotte Watts, Charlotte Broughton, Grace Mayhead, Maya Brooks, Jessica Robins, Sophie Raynor, Matilda Wasilewska, Lucie Briener. Subs: Frankie Stannard, Freya Burns, Tegan Whitman, Immy Armstrong.