Waverley Inveresk Trinity 1
Borders Fjordhus 0
NATIONAL LADIES’ SECOND DIVISION
BORDERS Fjordhus travelled to Bangholm astro for their penultimate game of the season.
Not for the first time this season the Borderers were slow to start and in the opening stages lived on scraps. On the few occasions they did attack the home team were well-organized and defended efficiently.
The threat of the home team on the break was clearly evident with runners gaining space for themselves and creating Fjordhus all sorts of problems in the process. However, they defended stoutly and gave away no penalty corners throughout the first half.
The hosts started where they left off after the restart and attacked at every opportunity. From one such attack, they gained their first penalty corner.
The strike was well stopped, but found its way into the D where a home forward slid the ball home.
Cool heads were needed and Borders eventually started have some good phases of play. Laura McLean was twice unlucky not to score from reverse stick shots; Janet Jack had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed for not hitting the backboard while the midfield battled hard; and all put in some big shifts.
However, they struggled to break down the technical and fast-breaking Trinity.
Plus-points for this match was the display of the five Border youngsters – Lucy Inglis, Skye Shiell, Lorna Dagg, Nicola Wealleans and Emily Newlands. These girls will form the core of Borders in the coming years and the team have to be applauded for their selection policy.
Borders Fjordhus: G. Bradley, P. Bell, J. Jack, E. Newlands, G. Ross, N. Wealeans, C. Townsend, K. Cornwall, L. McLean, L. Inglis, S. Shiell, L. Dagg, E. Lunn, S. Mathers.