Triumphant Fjordhus Seconds win league

The jubilant Reivers second string, who were named league champions after their 3-0 victory over Grange III
The jubilant Reivers second string, who were named league champions after their 3-0 victory over Grange III

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Reivers played host to Grange last Wednesday evening under the floodlights, only needing a draw to gain promotion to the Premier Division as champions.

The hosts got an early chance, but Lynsey Walker’s penalty flick was saved well.

Tara Aitchison then saw her shot hit the post before the breakthrough finally came.

Rachel Nuttell, who controlled the midfield excellently, dispossessed Grange in her own half. The ball fell to Ashley Robson, who released Imogen Johnstone-Jones to slot the ball underneath the keeper and into the back of the goal.

The second goal came after the break, Sara Robson passing round the keeper to Aitchison, who slapped it into the empty goal.

Reivers put the game to bed when Tara Aitchison played a driven cross into the Grange D, where Sara Robson got a touch to guide the ball to the back post, for Kirsty Sharkey to finish off the scoring,

Reivers were the champions.

The second string have come extremely far in a small space of time, from the brink of relegation two years ago to champions.

Coach Pippa Bell has played a huge part in the development of the team, her ideas and training encouraging fast-flowing hockey which has proven to be very successful this year.

Captain Ashley Robson said: “I’m one very proud captain, the team deserved to gain promotion as champions as they have worked extremely hard and played fantastic hockey all season. They play with great team spirit every match and everyone gets on so well, it’s great fun to play with such a great bunch of girls.”

Stacey Tennant was named player of the match.

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Reivers travelled to Glenrothes to play second-placed outfit Alpha Data Carnegie.

After the high of winning the league on Wednesday evening, Reivers struggled to find the fast-flowing hockey which has been their trademark all season.

In this very physical game, Reivers allowed the hosts to intimidate them into a slump in the first half and found themselves 3-0 down at the break and they lost another as the second half started.

Sara and Ashley Robson grabbed the Borderers goals, but it was too late and Reivers recorded their second defeat of the season.

Lauren Grant was named player of the match, for her hard work in midfield and defence, making some great runs to create chances.