Carnegie played at home to Preston Lodge on Saturday 18th September and after a draw last weekend the ladies were full of determination to get a win. From the beginning, Carnegie gained possession of the ball and within the first 5 minutes they were awarded a penalty corner which they were unable to convert into a goal. Things looked promising for Carnegie when Clare Morgan ran the ball up the wing and got it into the circle, however she fell short of scoring.
Preston Lodge soon found their feet in the match and after a missed penalty corner, they scored their first goal. Despite some excellent saves by Carnegie goalkeeper Sarah Deighan and some well defended penalty corners, the game began to tip in Preston Lodge’s favour and they scored a further three goals in quite quick succession before the end of the first half.
The second half began stronger for Carnegie with some excellent shots on goal from Amy Bennett, winning Carnegie another early penalty corner. Fiona Mcphie scored from the penalty corner, taking the score to 1-4. The teams were evenly matched in terms of possession during the second half and Carnegie’s midfielders Sandy Coull and Louise Coleman made some excellent passes and runs up the pitch. It looked like Carnegie could make a comeback in the second half when a free hit just outside the ‘D’ saw Janet Onyia turn to take a shot, but unfortunately this was well defended by Preston Lodge. Towards the end of the second half, Carnegie gave away several penalty corners and Preston Lodge soon converted another of these into a goal, taking the final score to 1-5.
Most valued player went to Sandy Coull who created lots of great opportunities for Carnegie and showed wonderful determination throughout the game.