The long wait is over as Penrith AFC Ladies claimed the 3 points required to see them over the finishing line and secure a historic League Title and promotion into the North West Womens Regional Premier Division.
In a nervy game at Penrith’s Frenchfields Park Stadium Penrith twice had to come from behind against a gritty and hard working Burscough Ladies team before local girl Hannah Coulthard fired home an 84th minute winner.
Penrith then saw out the game and the final whistle sparked wild celebrations.
Manager Simon Savage said: “The Ladies deserve this success. Over the past several seasons we have been on the verge of this title but have just missed out. Throughout all that time the Ladies have remained focussed on our target.
“They have showed levels of professionalism and commitment that many clubs can only dream of. Now it’s important that they take to time to savour this moment and give time for their achievement to sink in. Tough challenges lie ahead but now is the time to celebrate this success.”