Kelburne Ladies 3's v Loch Lomond Ladies - Sunday 21stFebruary 2016
Kelburne Ladies hosted Loch Lomond Ladies on Saturday in the West district League. With a large squad, the ladies were looking for some much needed points after some disappointing results this half of the season.
However the young Paisley side began with a kicking back due to their regular keeper not being available. The Kelburne defensive line sat very high up the pitch and ensured that the ball was kept as far away from Lynne Houston as possible. Holly Hendry and Susan Deanie did well on each side of midfield during this spell, consistently supporting the defence and attack.
After some great attacking play and a series of short corners for both sides it was the Kelburne ladies who opened the scoring in the 20th Minute. Philippa Saddler getting herself on the end of a cross.
HT Kelburne Ladies 3's 1-0 Loch Lomond Ladies
The second half begun with a flurry of activity for the Kelburne squad. Youngsters Eliza Caven, Jenny Gow and Cara Bruce working hard up front and consistently closed down and pressurised the Loch Lomond defence.
However a lapse of concentration say the Kelburne side suddenly drawing with the visitors as a break away attack resulted in a goal against the run of play. Slightly rattled by the turn of events Loch Lomond added to their tally 10 minutes later and increased their lead to 2-1.
Nevertheless, characteristic of the young talented squad Kelburne, they never gave up. With 10 minutes remaining Lucy Bliss collected the ball from outside the 23 and drove right into the circle, slipping past a trio of defenders. Then from a seemingly impossible angle she somehow found the bottom left hand corner of the Loch Lomond goal with a fierce strike from close to the baseline. Making the score equal at 2-2.
The Kelburne squad maintained their composure in the remaining minutes as Loch Lomond fought to gain the upper hand. Christine MacCrimmon and Bethany Allan were invaluable stepping into the defence at this point, after injuries to key players. Remarkably the keeper less defence kept out a string of 3 dubious short corners after the final whistle had blown and the score line finished a fair 2-2.
FT Kelburne Ladies 3's 2-2 Loch Lomond Ladies
Next week the young squad are away to Hillhead where they hope to continue playing well to secure another 3 points.