Fighting Fjordhus fail to find finish

Kirsty Millar on the ball for Fjordhus
Kirsty Millar on the ball for Fjordhus

Fjordhus Reivers0

Erskine Stew Mel2

A physical Edinburgh ladies side were hungry for victory after a previous 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Borders National League outfit.

Fjordhus started the game well, but despite dominating the first half the home side were unfortunate not to find the net. Once again the team was unable to get on the end of several exceptional penetrating passes coming from Kirsty Millar on the left.

Continuing top-class attacking play and an impenetrable defensive line saw Fjordhus making life incredibly difficult for ESM, but a very fast opponent managed to slip through while all other players were marked and sent an impossible-to-save rocket shot past the Fjordhus keeper.

Moving to the second half the Reivers ladies created opportunity after opportunity, one of which came from Laura Mclean who beat several players before slipping it to another home side forward who just missed the target by inches.

Another break from the quickest of the ESM players saw a scramble at the Reiver’s goalmouth and, with a number of opposition feet going unnoticed by the referee, a second goal hit the back board.

This spurred the Reivers ladies on even more and the homesters created wave after wave of attack, but again weren’t able to slot one home.

The home side showed great endeavour to the final whistle and were a little disappointed with the result, considering the performance. The ladies will now take that promising play into their final game of 2014 this weekend against Grange Ladies.