Attacking Reivers produce some magic against Merlins

Morven Cawthorn playing in her penultimate game for Fjordhus Reivers against Merlins before she heads off to University after the summer.
Morven Cawthorn playing in her penultimate game for Fjordhus Reivers against Merlins before she heads off to University after the summer.

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After drawing with the league leaders the previous week, Reivers went into the match against AAM Merlins, who are only one place below them in the league, with confidence.

Reivers started the game with an attacking mindset and were keen to put Merlins on the back foot.

This they did with some excellent zoning play that made it very difficult for the visitors to get the ball out of their defence.

The first Reivers goal came when Jill Chalmers slotted the ball past the Merlins keeper after attacking build-up play from the midfield.

Reivers continued to put the visitors under pressure and after a series of short corners Denise Fairbairn guided the ball into the goal, giving Reivers a 2-0 half time lead.

Some excellent work down the right between Morven Cawthorn, Fairbairn and Leia Mackinnon created more goalscoring opportunities. Chalmers again took up a great position on the far post to get Reivers third goal.

Reivers lost concentration for a spell in the second half, allowing the Aberdonians back into the game. This resulted in a penalty stroke, with Caroline Duff, the Reivers keeper, doing enough to prevent the Merlins player from hitting the target.

The final Reivers goal was a memorable one – Cawthorn fired the ball into the bottom corner of the goal from a reverse stick strike.

Once again Reivers demonstrated the class, composure and team spirit that has resulted in a number of great performances over the 
season.