Tough weekend for Tweedsiders

Kelso Ladies 1

Eskvale 1

EAST LADIES PREMIER DIVISION

KELSO started positively, showing determination to put their stamp on the game and within seconds they were testing their opponents’ defence.

Although Eskvale did not maintain the majority of the possession, they were able to capitalise when it mattered.

The opener came from a penalty corner when the striker had a shot at goal. Defender Tracie Patterson saved it on the line, but an Eskvale player claimed the loose ball and their first goal.

After going behind Kelso managed to pick up their game with player of the match Sara Green working extremely hard at left midfield, creating great passes and pressurising the defence, resulting in numerous penalty corners.

After a motivating team talk at half-time, the Tweedsiders came out fighting, determined to bring the score back to level pegging.

It wasn’t too long before their hard work paid off with a great sweeping shot from Natasha McLaren after some fantastic work from both midfield and strikers to open up the scoring opportunity. Unfortunately they were unable to capitalise on any more chances and had to settle for a draw.

Kelso: L. Blaikie, T. Patterson, K. Carruthers, N. McKay, D. Paxton, L. Denham, E. Pate, N. McLaren, G. Thomson, K. Stewart, S. Green, S. Fleming, J. Laing, C. Logan and S. Kerr.

Inverleith 1

Kelso Ladies 0

EAST LADIES PREMIER DIVISION

THE Tweedsiders travelled to Edinburgh for their second game of the weekend.

Better weather brought a better performance by the Borderers as they showed great willingness to win the ball and create numerous chances in their opponents’ circle.

Kelso’s defensive line held well, consistently picking up unmarked players and reducing Inverlieth’s chances of a goal. When the city side did get through they were unable to capitalise on their efforts.

Kelso were very unlucky on a number of occasions and Suzanne Fleming posed a threat to the Inverleith defence.

However, Inverleith were awarded a penalty stroke, which was skilfully slotted into the bottom corner for the only goal of the match.

An unfortunate result for Kelso, but their final game of the season will see both teams meeting once again with each having plenty to prove.

Kelso: L. Blaikie, T. Patterson, K. Carruthers, N. MacKay, D. Paxton, J. Lofthouse, E. Pate, N. McLaren, S. Green, G. Thomson, K. Stewart, S. Fleming, J. Laing, C. Logan and L. Laing.