Hard work brings no reward

West Lothian and Livingston 2

Kelso Ladies 1

EAST LADIES’ PREMIER DIVISION

IT WAS a very determined team from the Borders that arrived to face one of their main rivals in the league.

Starting the game with a lot of pressure up in Livingston’s half of the pitch and with a few opportunities in the attacking circle and a penalty corner, Kelso were unfortunate in not being able to breach the defence.

Livingston began to put on the pressure and moved the ball up the pitch well to challenge. A strong shot at goal was saved brilliantly by goalie Tamara Cook but Livingston were quick to pick up the rebound and slot home their first goal.

Kelso Ladies restarted with gusto and some excellent individual skills from Natasha McLaren created an early shot in the circle and a deflection from a Livingston stick saw the match tied at 1-1.

The second half was a very tightly-fought half with territory and possession from both teams.

Chances came at both ends, but neither side found a way to put the ball into the back of the net.

With less than 10 minutes to go it was Livingston who finally managed to break through the defence and direct the ball nicely into the corner of Kelso’s goal.

Kelso Ladies squad: T. Cook, B. Mabon, N. McKay, J. Lofthouse, K. Carruthers, D. Paxton, E. Pate, N. McLaren, L. Henderson, S. Hope, L. Laing, N. McBean, O. Kerr.