Granite City Wanderers0
Fjordhus Reivers ladies hockey team maintained their excellent early season form on Saturday with their sixth league win.
The Tweedbank outfit pressed hard from the off to create some great attacking play to keep themselves at the top of the table.
A fantastic opportunity was provided by Jill Chalmers with an excellent ball straight to the visitors’ ‘D’ but the Reivers’ sticks just couldn’t get on the end of it.
The young Aberdeen side became more threatening after the first five minutes, but the Reivers coped well and worked the ball out from the back via the Maris and Morven Cawthorn double act. Beating their front line provided Morven with a gap to fire the ball down the line to a Reivers forward who then cut it back to Maris. Finding a Wanderer’s foot Fjordhus’ youngest player won the first corner.
Although Fjordhus Reivers created a number of opportunities, the Aberdeen side were still a danger, slipping past the Reivers’ back line. But the home goal keeper, Caroline Duff, soon shut the Wanderers’ attacks down with great clearances.
In the second half the possession remained 50/50 and although Reivers continued to dominate, the Aberdeen side still found gaps.
Exceptional discipline at the back from the ever-dependable Jackie Wilson thwarted any attempts at goal. Reivers kept persisting with wave after wave of attacks. Jack sent a fantastic ball into the ‘D’, finding Laura Mclean’s stick, deflecting to the penalty spot for youngster Leia Mackinnon to smack it past the Granite City keeper’s foot, which put the home side ahead and ultimately gave them the win.