On 14.10.17 - After a rocky start during the week, with many of our squad players away on a hockey tour with their school, we managed to convince some of our rising stars of the 3rd XI and even some of our wonderful experienced players to step up and represent the 2s vs Ayr. Our captain/coach Jen Morgan gave us all the information we needed to go out and play our socks off and that's exactly what we did! It was a hard physical game with lots of possession for both teams but is was Kelburne that managed to break the deadlock first. After a quick time out, due to an injury to an Ayr player, and a quick chat abut positioning Emma Ryan found herself winning a foul in Ayr's 23 - she played a fast pass to Jen at top D who pinged it back post for one of our young debutantes, Ambar Hendry, to slide it past the keeper. A great reaction from the crowd spurred us on. Unfortunately, a small lapse in concentration allowed Ayr to get a short corner and with a practice swing they squeezed it in back post. Half time 1-1
The second half started with great determination and a belief that we could hold on and push for the win. Unfortunately we just couldn't get it past the keeper, even with some fantastic play all over the park we just couldn't get it in the goal. Our defensive line up lead by Nicola (Cookie) Brown did a fantastic job denying Ayr and chance of pulling ahead with special well done to Grace Cowan who played superbly at left back in her first game for the 2s. With only 2 subs we were all exhausted by the end of the game but so proud of the great performance put in by all the girls. A massive thanks to the 3's girls who stepped up and showed what amazing talent we have coming through our Ladies section and congrats to Holly Hendry winning Most Valuable Player.