Kelburne Ladies' 3s Beat Uddingston 2s 3-2

On Saturday 6.10.18 - Kelburne Ladies 3s versus Uddingston was a nail biting match from start to finish as the young Kelburne side fought hard for their first win of the season. From the pushback, the Kelburne midfield of Morven, Eve and Abbie used their skills to keep possession of the ball with the more experienced Kelburne players leading by example to minimise Uddingston’s attacks on goal. With Jen Owen up front, Kelburne put early pressure on the Uddingston defence and quickly secured a short corner which Jen blasted past the keeper. Uddingston responded quickly and, within minutes, won a short corner which, despite brave defending from the Kelburne side, they slotted into the goal. Another Uddingston goal quickly followed. But the Kelburne side demonstrated real resilience and determination as they worked skilfully in midfield to drive the ball up to Jen Owen who crossed the ball to Lucy Macmillan just outside the D. She worked past two defenders and slotted the ball past the Uddingston keeper. Half time 2-2. The second half was end to end as both sides fought for the match. Isla Taylor had a great early strike which went just wide of the post. Freya Halliday, in her first match for the Ladies 3s, worked hard in defence alongside Carol, Fiona, Esme, Amiee and Mya to keep Uddingston at bay. Kelburne continued to press for the goal with Iona linking up well with the midfield leading to Charley Austin securing a short corner which Jen Owen shot low and hard past the Uddingston keeper. Uddingston fought back and only some expert defending at short corners kept the Kelburne side in the lead. Excellent time management from Jen Owen saw the Kelburne side close out the match and secure their first win of the season. This was a well-deserved victory for the young team after a few tough weeks. They strode off the pitch with beaming smiles and enjoyed their well-earned match teas and bananas! FT Kelburne Ladies 3s 3 – Uddingston 2