Carnegie Ladies 2s triumph in the Borders


After a disappointing loss in the previous week’s game the Carnegie Ladies were determined to win in an away game against the Borders Reivers 4s. From the beginning of the first half Carnegie were making great gains in their opposition’s half, scoring two goals early on in quick succession! The Borders soon began their counter attack, and after a series of well-defended penalty corners, the opposition managed to score. Despite conceding a goal, Carnegie managed to keep their heads up, creating chances and keeping possession with skilful passes in the midfield. Thanks to their resilient attitude, Carnegie ended the first half with an excellent play down the right hand side from Laura Donaldson, finished with a firm tap in from Emily McKie, resulting in the 3rd goal. Almost instantaneously, the whistle blew signalling the conclusion of the first half with a score of 3-1. 

 

The second half commenced and it quickly became clear that possession was much more evenly split and so began the hard-fought battle, Carnegie determined to retain their lead and the Borders desperate to score enough goals to win. Both teams had chances to secure more goals, Carnegie being awarded a penalty corner which was unfortunately not converted into a goal and the Borders with some solid passing ending in a few on-target shots. However, it was Carnegie who, after a long series of attacking plays, scored yet again resulting in a lead of 4 goals to 1. The game was coming to a close but both teams weren’t ready to back down yet. The Borders had a few more opportunities in their attacking half, even being awarded another penalty corner, but were unable to score again thanks to the efforts of the Carnegie’s defence.

 

The game ended in triumph with a final score of 4-1 to Carnegie.

 

Most valued player went to Laura Donaldson