Seconds hit ’Muir for six

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It was extremely wet throughout, but that didn’t dampen the Fjordhus Reivers seconds’ performance on Saturday.

Full of confidence due to their impressive start to the season, they were on the attack from the first whistle.

Boroughmuir were a hard-working and well-organised outfit and although the home side dominated both territory and possession in the opening quarter, they didn’t create too many clear chances.

Then left-midfield Laura McLean went on one of her mazy runs, cutting through the opposition and finished with a well-struck shot.

Play was now almost exclusively in Boroughmuir’s final third, and persistence and no little skill saw first Elena Lunn and then Sara Robson find the back of the net from close quarters.

The final goal of the half was a real sizzler. Following good work down the right, McLean got a shot off that was deflected into the air, and quick-thinking Lunn hit the ball goalwards, baseball style, giving the visiting keeper no chance at the back post.

To their credit, Boroughmuir hadn’t given up and came out after the break ready to compete.

Playing a tight man-to-man marking game, they closed Fjordhus down at every opportunity and reduced their time and space to create.

Jenny Sharp did add another score after good work in the circle early in the second half, but it was then Boroughmuir who enjoyed their best spell of the game.

They started to find some space and Alanna Taddei, making her debut in the Reivers goal, made some fine saves.

The visitors did score a nice goal with a low swept shot, but it was never going to affect the result.

It was fitting that the home side finished in style. A penetrating ball from the back by Janet Jack found Robson in space who, in turn, found Ashley Robson, the latter playing the two-on-one with the keeper beautifully to allow Sharp an easy tap-in.