On Saturday 13th October the ladies 3s braved the rain and travelled to Tranent to play Preston Lodge.
Preston Lodge started strongly and attacked from the start. Dunfermline settled and played some nice hockey creating a few chances but couldn’t find the net. The game was fairly even with both sides putting together some good spells of play. Dunfermline lost their way a bit in the second half, losing possession and allowing Preston Lodge to pressurise but they could not penetrate the Dunfermline defense. A break mid way through the 2nd half allowed Sheila Duncan to find her way into the D and score a somewhat scrappy goal. Both teams had chances but failed to convert. Dunfermline fought till the end to gain their first win in the league. Kirsty Robertson was voted MVP for to some solid defending and well timed tackles preventing the opposition scoring.
On Saturday 27th October, the Ladies 3s travelled to Linlithgow To take on Falkirk and Linlithgow.
The ladies started well, passing the ball around and creating good chances. Dunfermline took an early lead, a good pass in to the corner of he goal from Hannah Wood. Dunfermline continued to pressure and Natalie Tait added a second. Sally Tweddle, making her senior club debut for the club, dominated in mid field and passed the ball around well. Lucy Petrie worked hard on the right, taking on the opposition and working hard to prevent any Linlithgow attacks. Dunfermline went 3 up from a Sheila Duncan goal. Linlithgow won a penalty corner at the end of the second half and scored from a deflection which went high past goalie Gail Hunter. Dunfermline continued to pressure in the second half but let Linlithgow back in to the game. Left midfielder Natalie Tait continued to work hard and was rewarded by her second goal which put the game out of Linlithgow’s reach. MVP went to Natalie for her hard work in midfield.
On Saturday 3rd Novemebr, the ladies 3s took on Livingston and West Lothian at Woodmill. They dominated from the start, winning several short corners but were unable to score. They continued strongly for the remainder of the first half with Rosie Joiner managing to score, giving Dunfermline a 1-0 lead at half-time. The home team continued to play well throughout the second half with goals from Gail Hunter(2) and Sally Tweddle. Livingston and West Lothian managed to break through Dunfermline’s defence and pull back a goal, bringing the end score to 4-1. This secured the three points for Dunfermline. Sally Tweddle was voted MVP for her hard work in midfield.