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After a number of near misses, AFC Preston are celebrating this time around after capturing the East Riding County League title last week.
The club had finished as runners-up in three of the last five seasons but made sure of ending up as Champions in a season which was not without incident.
AFC Preston were managed and coached by Iain Goldie until the beginning of December when unfortunately, he was forced to retire from the club for health reasons. Iain had led the team to 6 wins out of 8 games and they were locked in a battle for top spot with Hunmanby at the time.
After his departure from the club, Aimee Lindley, the team captain, stepped into the breach to become player coach with Sue Lindley becoming team manager for the remaining League and Cup fixtures for the season, bringing home a further five league wins out of five to take the league title with one game still to play.
Paige Conlan took the top scorer position with 14 goals in 12 appearances, closely followed by Aimee Lindley on ten goals.
A really important result came at Humnanby just before Christmas when Preston avenged a home loss of 4-1 with a 4-2 away win. Really rewarding games when the team gelled completely with swift passing and dynamic attacking runs were the 4-0 home win over North Ferriby and both cup games against Hessle Rangers (3-1) and the home league fixture against the same opponents (2-1) which was a closely fought tense game. This weekend's cup win in blustery cold weather against Humnanby has taken the team to the semi finals of the League Cup, meaning that the 'double' still remains a possibility.
Sue Lindley told Women's Soccer Scene: "The squad has trained hard and the players have committed totally to playing strong, competitive attacking football. They have developed a strong cohesion as a team and all support each other brilliantly.
"Every one of the registered players has contributed to some fine team performances over the season. Picking any one player would detract from what we stand for at Preston - inclusion and development!"
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