Giffnock Ladies : 1
Kelburne Ladies 3s : 2
After several attempts, this re-arranged match finally gotunderway. Kelburne's enthusiasm and surprise at having a full compliment of players resulted in the girls accidentally attempting to field 12 players - however, the Giffnock umpire spotted the error before play got underway. With the welcome return of their leader Jen Owen, the girls showed some good team work early on. Some nice play from Kelburne Legend Carole Feeney showed she hasn't lost her touch. Unfortunately, against the run of play, Giffnock scored. Following a good save from Susan Deanie in goal, the mix of youth and experience in the Kelburne team came together in a period of excellent play, resulting in a Jen Owen masterpiece after 10 minutes to level the score - welcome back Jen! This was followed by a period of hectic end to end play. The Kelburne girls were passing well from defence through midfield resulting in a shot on goal. Susan Deanie had to pull off an impressive save to keep the scores level. With Jen Owen getting into her stride, pushing forward she nutmegged a Giffnock player, impressing the Kelburne support and confusing the opposition. Kelburne came under some pressure before half-time with Giffnock earning a short corner after a goal line scramble and another in quick succession. Briony Coyle demonstrated some excellent defending to clear the ball off the line. The Kelburne girls were pleased to hear the half-time whistle.
Half-time score 1-1
Both teams started well in the second half. Following a period of Giffnock pressure, Ellie Halliday picked up the ball in defence, pushed forward through midfield and was unlucky not to score. Nice play from Kelburne saw Lynn Houston's shot saved. After a period of sustained pressure the Kelburne girls were awarded a short corner: unfortunately the girls didn't manage to take advantage from this, but with only 5 minutes remaining another short was awarded and Jen Owen demonstrated her much missed presence to slot home a trademark strike. The youngsters were delighted with their deserved victory. Well done girls!
Final score Giffnock 1 - Kelburne 3's 2
Thanks once again to Barry Carmichael for umpiring.
Match Report by Elaine Allan