❗️u18 girls finish the Scottish u18 club Cup in THIRD place ⚪️⚫️❗️
A day of two halves! Game 1 v ClydesdaleWestern, lacking in ‘oomph’, Game 2 belief, energy and tons of effort!
A very well organised and disciplined Glasgow Western made it very difficult for our girls to create anything going forward which resulted in us remaining on the back foot for much of the game. Pinned back into the defensive thirds. There were glimpses of what we were capable of when the ball was turned over in midfield and we were able to counter attack, but there were not enough to really threaten the team in Orange, who ran out 3-0 winners.
After a one game break, and a time to reflect, the girls came out full of determination and energy and it looked like a different team had taken to the pitch to play Inverleith u18 girls.
A very well worked move by the Inverleith girls, saw them go 1-0 up after 10 minutes, however this seemed to be the catalyst for the big turn around.
It was Reivers turn to press the opposition, not allowing them to pick their passes and it was Reivers girls who frequently won the battle in midfield and defence turning the ball over to create some great attacking counter attack play.
Every player, playing to their potential saw loads of creativity from back to front and it was midway through the first half, after conceding the goal that a well worked corner, through Meghan Campbell saw Sophie Laurie hit the post which was then ‘shelled’ into the goal by Molly Turnbull.
The Reivers girls took heart from this and although Inverleith had a couple of great opportunities, they were thwarted by a disciplined and brave defence in Charlotte Fairburn, Ellen Keefe, Lily Towers, Caoimhe Minnikin and Danielle Walker
A fine break from Dani, who passed on to Chloe Aitchison who in turn slipped it to Sophie Laurie to slam it in resulted in the second goal, on the stroke of half time.
The girls were not going to give up their lead and great leadership in centre midfield from Hannah Miller ably assisted by Meghan Campbell, Amber Graham and Beth Logan saw the girls continue to harass the opposition, not allowing them to pick their passes.
Lindsay Jack, Chloe Aitchison and Molly Turnbull, were tireless in their running up front, pressing hard and not letting the Inverleith back four get their heads up to find passes. Meanwhile at the other end Hollie Grieve and Christie Rout in goal were fearless in putting their bodies on the line to prevent Inverleith find the equaliser.
A couple of corners in the dying seconds caused the coach, manager and supporters
to hold their breath, but the defensive corner team were not going to give up a goal easily and excellent, courageous running out by Charlotte Fairburn and the rest of the defence saw the girls win their final match 2-1, finishing their U18 Club Cup campaign in 3rd place.
A tremendous achievement for the
Fjordhus Reivers u18 girls
A huge thank you to Jane Aitchison for managing the team, to both Emma Pate and David Johnston for umpirng and to the loyal supporters.
Reivers v Watsonians *0-1 loss*
Reivers v Granite City *2-1 win*
Reivers v Clydesdale Western *0-3 loss*
Reivers v Inverleith *2-1 win*
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