Kelso just fail to secure victory

Linlithgow II1

Kelso Ladies III1

Saturday’s away game was certainly a character-building experience for the young Kelso side as they came up against a very physical home team.

Both Linlithgow players and supporters were keen to express their opinions, often in a forthright manner, to the Kelso players and umpire during the match.

It was the hosts who made all the early play and it was only some excellent defence and some great saves from Kelso keeper Gemma Bootman that prevented Linlithgow from taking an early lead.

As it was, Kelso stuck in as they always do and managed to get to half time without conceding a goal.

In the second half it was Kelso who started to dictate the game, as their passing and movement improved.

The Tweedsiders gradually started to create chances, and with 10 minutes to
 go it was no surprise that they went in front when Megan Brennan slammed a goal home from just inside the D.

It looked as though Kelso would go on and score a second, but in a final flourish Linlithgow moved the ball quickly upfield and equalised with only four minutes remaining.

Overall, a draw was a fair reflection of the match although Kelso will be disappointed to have let the lead slip.

It was, however, another great performance from a very young Kelso team who always give it their all. There is a wonderful team spirit and never-say-die attitude that permeates throughout the team.