It was a tough game for the Fjordhus ladies on Saturday, with questionable decisions from the refereeing staff making it very difficult for the Borderers to play their own game.
Throughout the match the play became more and more disjointed due to little interferences from the umpires which left the Reivers frustrated and disappointed.
Reivers dominated the first 35 minutes, but weren’t playing to their usual top class ability. However, as the game progressed the ladies began to show their true quality, as much as was possible under the circumstances. Playing a short game up the right hand side saw numerous balls flying into the D. Eventually from drilling the opposition’s defence the Borders ladies won their first penalty corner. Player/coach Janet Jack made the call to use young Leia Mackinnon’s drag flick from the top of the D, which ultimately paid off, going to the keeper’s left hand side and hitting the net to send them 1-0 up.
The Reivers ladies continued to work hard, but the opposition found space and worked a goal in for themselves, levelling the score to one all. Although the away side won many corners they couldn’t get the outcome and the score line remained 1-1.
The Fjordhus Reivers women were a little disheartened and annoyed with the end result of the game, knowing that it should have gone their way, but are determined to come out and graft a win at home next weekend.