Experience pays off for Reivers

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Kelso Ladies lost their first game of the season when they came up against a strong Reivers’ side at Earlston High School on Saturday.

Kelso got off to a flying start and scored first after only three minutes of play when Megan Brennan bundled the ball over the line following a short corner.

Thereafter, the game was fairly tight, although Reivers’ were always threatening going forward and it was no surprise when they equalised just after the half-hour.

Chloe Richardson crossed the ball at pace and it was slotted into goal by Leona Porteous.

Reivers’ scored a decisive second strike just before half-time when Caitlin Wright’s hard work was rewarded with a goal from a superb cross by Lara Patterson to take a 2-1 interval lead.

The second half was equally tight, but ultimately the Reivers’ greater experience was the difference between the sides and they followed up with a third goal with 10 minutes remaining. Richardson dribbled the ball at an impressive pace through a static defence and finished with a powerful shot from the top of the D.

The younger Kelso Ladies side put up a gutsy performance and they were many positive aspects from the game which will stand them in good stead for the rest of the season.

Fjordhus Reivers 3s close this half of the season with games against Ross High on Saturday and Livingston & West Lothian Ladies 2s on Sunday.