Fjordhus Reivers ladies firsts XI but on a brave show against the National League Two leaders at Tweedbank last weekend.
Ultimately the Borderers were defeated following a high scoring encounter which saw them drop to second bottom of the league table after six games.
The Reivers team started well, attacking their opponents half with ferocity, but found it difficult to keep their dominance going against a very determined and physical opposition who denied all attempts from the home side’s forward line.
George Heriots strong press made life very difficult for the Reivers defence. By completely isolating the player on the ball in their own quarter the were able to force an error and thus take their chance to win the opening goal.
The first of the four home team’s goal came from Iona Kellet who had worked hard to get herself into a good position in the circle. Kellet managed to slip in front of her Heriot’s counterpart just in time for the ball, fired in from half way, to take a deflection off her stick, past the keeper’s right foot and into bottom corner.
The second of Reivers goals came from Maris Cawthorn who smacked the ball on reverse towards the oppositions goal before taking a fantastic deflection off Ashley Robson and ultimately hitting the back of the net.
In the second half it was Robson herself who opened the scoring. From a penalty corner she crashed the ball into the goalmouth with a tremendous straight strike.
The last of The Fjordhus ladies conversions came from a pass into the circle to Kellet who was once again in the perfect position to allow her to hammer the ball home for the fourth goal of the game.
However strong the home team’s efforts though, the opposition just managed to come out on top. Winning the majority of 50/50 balls and putting incredible pressure on the defensive line they stole the win from, in many people’s opinions, the stronger team on the day.
Next up for Fjordhus Reivers first XI is a trip to Aberdeen to play Granite City Wanderers I who sit one place above the Borders girls on a highly competitive league table.