Hockey ladies make capital gain
Edinburgh University Ladies 5s 2, Fjordhus Reivers Ladies 2s 4
Fjordhus Reivers Ladies 2s travelled to Peffermill last weekend to face Edinburgh University 5s, hoping for a similar result to that of the national rugby team watched by the travelling support in the clubrooms prior to pass back.
Fjordhus went 1-0 down in the first five minutes but remained composed and worked hard to regain control.
The young duo of Hannah Miller and Holly Shepherd played some confident and composed hockey at the back with some good breaks down the sideline, supported by experienced players Elena Lunn, Jackie Wilson and Janet Jack, who were all solid in defence.
Elena Lunn set up Sara Robson in the D to level the score. Lauren Grant brought speed and tenacity in the midfield, giving the Uni midfield no time whatsoever on the ball.
Playing her first game, Ciara Donlevy showed her speed and deserved a well-worked second goal.
Reivers were then caught sleeping, conceding a goal almost immediately after taking the lead. However, Fjordhus had many opportunities from corners and Ashley Robson was on target to make it 3-2 from a well-struck hit from the top of the D.
There was hard work and discipline from Dani Walker, Ashley Robson, Jemma Willans and Jodie Sinclair and some silky skills from striker Sara Robson, who skilfully took the ball round the keeper and scored a fourth goal, which proved to be the killer blow for the Uni.
In the Reivers goal, a confident and solid display from youngster Hollie Grieve throughout saw her pull off some fantastic saves. It was a great team performance and a deserved win for Reivers.