An away win in Glasgow against Glasgow University 1sts leaves Fjordhus Ladies 1st XI sitting second in the National League Division Two table at the midway stage.
The game started off on level terms with both teams taking a share of possession.
Although Fjordhus’ structure was solid and left few gaps, one of Glasgow University’s quick forwards burst through on a counter attack and an unfortunate umpiring decision provided the university with a penalty corner. The opposition scored but the umpire deemed the actions of one of Glasgow’s players to be dangerous and disallowed the goal.
Fjordhus made use of the pitch exceptionally with Denise Fairburn, Janet Jack and Laura Mclean all prominent. It was the latter who eventually slipped the ball through to Sarah Mathers who went on to win Fjordhus’ first penalty corner.
The Reivers ladies spent the majority of the 1st half in Glasgow University’s side of the pitch leaving Caroline Duff, their young goal keeper, with little to do.
The Borders team continued to push forward. Following a fantastic ball fed from the midfield, Sarah Mathers utilised her silky skills and slipped the ball past the home side’s keeper to put Reivers up by one.
Fjordhus continued their clever play in the next 35 minutes with Imogen Johnstone-Jones making a great debut in the forward line.
The visitors had the majority of the possession but University hit them on the break once more, only for the goal to be disallowed again due to dangerous play.
Fjordhus ladies showed real grit and determination to gain another well-deserved goal as time ran out. Their top class discipline paid dividends when swinging the ball from left to right to pull the opposition’s defence from the D, leaving a space for Jack to send the ball through to Laura Mclean who then found the net.