G16 Finals 2017
Liverpool FC (ENG) – Ottestad IL (NOR) 2-1 (2-1)
English teams are rare guests in the finals at the Dana Cup. The last time an English girls team went home with the gold medals was in 2009, when Ipswich Town won class G16. Accordingly, on Saturday, Liverpool FC had much to live up to, but the players in red from Merseyside did well. With a 2-1 win, Liverpool FC picked up the trophy as the best team in G16 in the club’s first Dana Cup.
Liverpool FC went ahead after two minutes of play, but Ottestad responded swiftly by equalising three minutes later. However, a misplaced pass by Ottestad enabled Liverpool FC to score again after 17 minutes.
After the half-time break Ottestad took control of the match. The team fought bravely and even hit the post.
But as the game progressed, the Norwegian team created fewer chances and as they were unable to score seconds before the final whistle the Norwegian girls had to be pleased about winning silver.