Kelburne Ladies 3's v Ayr Ladies 2's- Saturday 28th November2015.
Kelburne Ladies travelled to Ayr on Saturday to play Ayr Ladies 2's in the West district League. With a smaller squad than usual, the ladies were aiming to keep climbing up the league table and build on another solid performance last week.
The experienced Ayr side started very composed and numerous Kelburne attacks were carefully mopped up. The Kelburne defensive line sat very high up the pitch and ensured that the Ladies kept up the pressure. Holly Hendry and Philippa Saddler did well on each side of midfield during this spell, consistently supporting the defence and attack.
After some great attaching play and a series of short corners, the goalkeeper kept the Ayr team in the tie and the score at half time remained scoreless.
The second half begun with a flurry of activity for the Kelburne squad. Lucy Bliss, Laura Aiken and Ambar Hendry worked hard up front and consistently closed down and pressurised the EK defence. Within 10 minutes there patience paid off. Bliss collected the ball from outside the 23 and drove into the circle, slipping past a trio of defenders, slipping the ball to her left hand side she rocketed a low reverse stick shot into the Ayr goal.
The Kelburne squad maintained the pressure thanks to strong attacking defensive play from Leanne McKissock, Neave Halliday, Emma Ryan and Lynne Houston. Who kept the ball outside of Abbie Houston's circle.
Kelburne worked extremely hard during the final spell to find another goal, with Ambar and Holly Hendry both coming close curtesy of crosses from Philippa Saddler. Nevertheless the game finished 0-1 to the travelling Kelburne team. Neave Halliday was named the Most Valuable Player for her solid work in defence.
Next week the young squad are away to Loch Lomond Ladies, where they hope to continue playing well to secure another 3 points.