Triple success away from home

Match Report: 28/10/2015

Twitter pic1s Vs RGU 12-1

2s Vs Abertay 5-1

3s Vs Glasgow Caledonia 3-2

This week saw all three Edinburgh Women’s sides travel out of the city to face RGU, Abertay and Glasgow Cali.

The 1s kicked off first in Aberdeen and within minutes top goal scorer Beth Macleod had put the visiting side 1-0 after heading home an excellently delivered ball from a corner. However, RGU were quick to recover and after some shaky defending, the RGU striker tapped the ball over the line to level the score line. The Edinburgh side were not deterred and went on to bag themselves four more goals before half time, three coming from Courtney Mcavoy and one from Lucy Brown. As the second half got underway it was clear that Edinburgh intended to increase their goal difference in the league. Macleod got herself another just before Heron chested the ball down and smacked it into the back of the net. Further goals came from Russell and Durand-Watson and Macleod sealed the game off with two more goals, the last of which left the crowd applauding after a cheeky little finish in the bottom left hand corner. It finished 12-1 for the Edinburgh 1s meaning they continue their unbeaten run.

The 2s game against Abertay kicked off at 2 O’clock in a wet and windy Dundee. After battling hard for 15 minutes, some great pressure from Carolina on the goalkeeper saw Eva Steele 1 on 1 from 12 yards where she placed it calmly into the bottom left corner. Five minutes later, some great running from Amy Gilroy on the left wing allowed her to swing a low cross in to Carolina who placed it into the back of the net confidently. Edinburgh’s third goal came as a result of a corner from Jodie Ovens who managed to find Amanda on the edge of the box, and with only a slight deflection she smashed it straight into the top corner. Then, some great battling from Eva Steele meant she was able to pick out Amy Gilroy in the box who scored comfortably from 6 yards. With 25 minutes left to play, a quick corner from Amy Gilroy found captain Lucy White who pulled out a sensational scissor kick leaving the keeper with no chance and making it 5-0 to Edinburgh. Edinburgh battled hard to see out the game, however some good play from Abertay meant they managed to score a late consolation goal leaving the final score as 5-1 to Edinburgh. This meant the 2s left Dundee with an extended unbeaten record and excited for their home clash against St Andrews 3s next week in the SSS Cup.

The game started off slow for Edinburgh with Cali making many powerful long balls. Then a free kick to Cali inside the box resulted in them scoring with a strong strike into the top left of the net. Later on in the first half, an own goal from a Cali corner took the score up to 2-0 but Edinburgh continued to push and a pass into our box caused Nikoletta Louca to skilfully bring the ball past the goalkeeper and bring us up 2-1. In the second half, Edinburgh upped the tempo, taking more control and managed to win a second goal with Melanie Woods taking a corner and Sara Missaghian knocking it in at the post. Further into the second half, the winning goal was scored by Nikoletta Louca who drove the ball into the box and chipped it over the goalkeeper and into the top of the net. Resulting score; 3-2.
Credit to Amy Gilroy and Becca Bolton.