Edinburgh girls have ’Muir

Boroughmuir 2

Borders Fjordhus II 1

EAST LADIES’ FIRST DIVISION

An excellent end-to-end game away to Boroughmuir on Saturday resulted in a very unlucky defeat.

The hosts came fast out of the blocks, winning a corner in the opening minute, but strong defending and a save off the line from Laura McColm kept them out.

Fjordhus picked up the pace with some great attacking movement up front from Jennifer Kinsella and Maddie Riddell, assisted by some excellent ball distribution out from the back by Nicola Wealleans.

All players continued to work hard before Boroughmuir finally got the breakthrough of the first goal.

The Borderers kept their heads up and continued to fight on. The perseverance paid off with some excellent ball control in the D by Ashley Robson cutting her way through the defence and beating the keeper, slotting the ball just inside the post. Going in 1-1 at half-time the game could have gone either way.

The fast pace continued into the second half and all players dug deep to keep up the pressure. Some determined play from the defence and, in particular, young Caitlin Beattie who had an outstanding performance, kept the home team out.

Borders held most of the pressure throughout the second half but didn’t take their chances. With minutes to go ’Muir’s final attack found them in a crowded D and an unfortunate missed foul then led to a goal in the final minute.

Borders Fjordhus II: V. Ross, L. McColm, N. Weallans, N. Charters, C. Beattie, S. Robson, K. Frances, A. Knox, M. Riddle, A. Robson, J. Kinsella and D. Martin.