Edinburgh University v Bromac Kelburne Ladies 1s
Saturday 21st November
Saturday the 21st of November saw the clash of Kelburne Bromac Ladies and Edinburgh University Ladies in a greatly anticipated match. After a sterling performance against last year?s league winners in the first match of the season, Kelburne hoped to play in a similar fashion and instil fear from the starting whistle. Unfortunately, things didn?t go quite as smoothly as hoped. Losing possession and slack defending within the first five minutes lead to an early goal for the Edinburgh side. This knocked the confidence of the Paisley side, who exuded frustration and impatience which lead to foolish turnovers and players diving into tackles. The composed Uni side took advantage of this by quickly shifting the ball from player to player, across all areas of the pitch. The game quickly began to feel like a fitness session as opposed to a match between two evenly matched teams. The efforts of Kelburne?s captain, Stevie McInally, urging her team to regain structure and possession were met by aggressive, attacking play by Uni who managed to score a further two goals in the first half.
Half time score Edinburgh University 3- Bromac Kelburne 0.
The half-time team talk allowed Kelburne 5 minutes to regain composure and try to take on board the comments from Head Coach Adam Bain. The whistle commencing the second half brought an onslaught of attacking play from the home team, which demonstrated why they are top of the league. Improved marking in the D and communication made it difficult for the University side to convert their attempts. Kelburne ladies applied pressure by using man-to-man marking from University hit outs. This lead to improved spells of play, however, tiredness meant that shots on goal weren?t followed with second phase attacks. Before the final whistle, the University side managed to add two more goals to the tally.
It was a game which did not reflect the enormous potential of the Kelburne side and is one which they will be binning before next weekend?s match against GHK where 3 points are there for the taking.
Full time score Edinburgh University 5- Bromac Kelburne 0.