Fjordhus in lead from off

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Borders Fjordhus II 5

Edinburgh University VI 2

EAST LADIES FIRST DIVISION

FJORDHUS put in another winning performance last Saturday when they beat a competent Edinburgh University team at the national hockey centre at Peffermill, Edinburgh.

Within 17 minutes, the Borders team were 3-0 up and began to cruise, allowing the university team back into the game. They scored either side of half time.

Fjordhus did however put the score beyond doubt late in the second half to round off a convincing win.

Midfielder Laura McLean opened the scoring with an individual effort from the half-way line after just seven minutes. Striker Katie Francis capitalised on intense team pressure on the opposition goal with an opportunistic second and a moment of poor Edinburgh discipline allowed Yvonne Jack to score the third from a well worked short corner.

After such a convincing start Fjordhus let their concentration lapse, allowing the students back into contention with two goals. Fjordhus keeper Gwen Bradley saved several other attempts to keep her team in the lead.

With the score 3-2, the Borders defence worked hard for the remainder of the game to keep the ball up in the Edinburgh half.

Striker Ella Kinsella scored the fourth goal with a well aimed shot and, supported by her fellow midfielders, McLean bagged her brace five minutes from time to seal another fine victory for Fjordhus II.

Borders Fjordhus II: G. Bradley, N. Charters, L. McColm, E. Cavers, E. Newlands, N. Weallans, V. Ross, K. Marchbank, S. Robson, Y. Jack, L. McLean, J. Kinsella, K. Francis.

z Fjordhus ladies hockey teams training at Tweedbank Sports Centre every Thursday at 6.30 pm and welcome all comers.