Teams: Kelburne (5)
Western Wildcats (0)
For the ladies 1st XI it was their first home game of the season. The team approached the game with enthusiasm and an air of confidence having already secured 2 wins. However the first 10 minutes saw a nervous looking kelburne side unable to get a good grasp of the game. This was not to last for too long, as some good build up play from the left hand side secured kelburne their first penalty corner. This was converted by Emma Barlow who was the the post to put the ball past the wildcats keeper. Kelburne continued to dominate the first half, winning another penalty corner. It was again Emma Barlow who in similar fashion to her first goal, was at the post to collect the rebound and place it past the keeper. At half time the score sat at 2-0, a scoreline that could have been much higher if kelburne had taken all of their opportunities.
The Half time team talk from coach Paul McGuire set the tone for the second half. Kelburne started well and were looking more llike the team that had played in the previous games. Wildcats were chasing the game, not putting the kelburne defence under any real pressure. The 3rd goal of the game came from yet another penalty corner. This time it was El Capitano Laura Wrightson, who smashed the ball past the wildcats keeper from the edge of the circle. Soon after this, there was some great playmaking from the midfield, linking up with Rachael Ewing who sprinted into the circle to receive a lay off pass which she sweeped low past the keeper. Wildcats continued in vain to try and penetrate the kelburne defence. The final goal of the game came from some patient play by Amanda Maxwell, who held the ball well until options became available. This option fell to Kerri Nunnery who received the ball on the right hand side and from the edge of the cicle blasted the ball into the bottome left hand corner.
The final whistle blew and the score at full time was kelburne 5 wildcats 0. Kelburnes 1st team have now scored 16 goals in 3 games and only conceded 1. Although there are still areas for development, the ladies will take confidence from this and look forward to their next game against giffnock on the 16th October.