The first half witnessed a pleasing display of possession hockey from the Paisley team, who's average age was notably in the teens. Nevertheless they went into half time 0-0 after failing to convert 3 corners and capitalise on their dominance.
The second half begun in a similar fashion, with the defence transitioning the ball confidently to keep the Edinburgh team chasing shadows. In the 47th minute some lovely play down the right saw Jen Morgan stepping up to play a searching pass into the D. After the keeper cleared this pass Olivia Cain followed up to slot one passed the keeper and open the scoring.
A tough battle was fought for the remainder of the game, however the Kelburne Ladies 2's remained focused and claimed the three points.
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Kelburne Ladies 2's travelled to Millerston on Sunday to face Strathclyde University in the Championship league. On a extremely wet and windy day Paisley girls fielded a strong young squad of sixteen players.
From early in the game the Kelburne 2's maintained possessions and controlled the game in the middle of the park. They opened the scoring in the 20th minute following a corner which was slipped left. Catherine McLaughlin calmly found the bottom right corner.
A string of attacks followed this with both Maryka Cain and Marlieke Rademakers looking lively upfront. In the 25th minute the score doubled when Tegan MacPherson coolly converted a straight strike from a corner. At half time the score was 2-0 to the visitors.
The second half begun as the 1st ended, with the Kelburne girls maintaining lengthily periods of possession. The defence played very high up the pitch with Zoe Irvine and Briony Coyle creating lot of depth to their attack. Imogen Davies and Jen Morgan edged further up the pitch and supported attacks.
It was only a matter of time before another goal came and again it came from a corner. MacPherson showed her composure once more, to slot home another in the bottom left.
Nevertheless within eight minutes,following a momentary loss of concentration, the Strathclyde University ladies pulled one back with 15 minutes remaining. Eilidh Fleming in goals was left exposed after a forward pass carved through the defence to find their high forward.
Kelburne's answer was to create a corner straight away following a penetrating run from Anna McIntosh and Erin Cain. Olivia Cain was once more denied by the post on this occasion and another corner followed. On this occasion Ellise Berry's shot was stopped by a foot on the line and a flick was awarded. However the keeper pulled off a spectacular save to deny Berry on this occasion.
The Kelburne team were not done there. Lexi Sabotelli individually maintained possession in the D and found space to slot the ball pass the keeper on her reverse.