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Silver for U16s in Glasgow

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It was a busy weekend for the youth side of the club with a National Girls U16 competition on Saturday at Glasgow Green and a mixed U14s festival at Portlethen on the Sunday.

There were a few challenges placed in our way for Saturday of which the initial one was that none of our young keepers could travel. However up popped the voice of the ever keen Martha Sheal to volunteer. As it turned out she not only stood in but stood up with three shut outs in 4 games and conceding no goals from open play. Maybe Grace Morrsion and her frugal defensive outfit might have a say in that as well.

Off we set with the usual stop in Dundee to fuel up, pick up Ava Aimes and scrounge a seat on a bike or two. We got to Glasgow which was hot and humid, please believe it. First up was a young Inverleith side and the girls set about controlling the game. Eilidh Seedhouse looked to have got the girls underway but her early strike found the inside of the post and rebounded out. Would it be one of those days? Not so, these girls know how to get a result. Two goals in the first half were followed by a further three in the second for a comfortable 5-0 result.

Second up was CALA who proved a tougher nut to crack and stand in keeper Martha had to pull off a couple of fine, if unorthodox saves. Third match up was Kelso and the girls made sure of the game with a 2-0 half time lead. As the clouds began to appear the second half was played with no further addition to the score.

The final match up was to all intents and purposes the final, an undefeated GCW facing a Watsonians side who had not conceded a goal or a point. The game started with Watsonians on the front foot but with 5 minutes gone and no danger to the GCW goal the game began to swing the GCW way. Anna Lewis broke through on the left but her shot was just a little short of weight and the keeper saved. GCW were having trouble with their corner injection on the sticky clammy pitch and this meant they could not really take advantage in the first half.

The second half started and GWC went ahead. A good press on the right back allowed Ellie Lewis to win the ball and dribble into the circle and somehow get the ball beyond the keeper. Two minutes later and Watsonians were level; a low corner shot found its way home. These girls I did say earlier don’t know when to stop and went straight up the opposite end of the pitch for Ellie Lewis to score high in the net with a diving reverse stick shot. The tension mounted and the vociferous GCW support were very tense. With a minute remaining a corner was awarded against GCW and a second good strike found it’s way home to level the scores. Despite further attempts that was the way it finished. A runners up medal for the girls well earned and so close to gold.

Thanks to all the drivers, supporters and Roddy for umpiring on a very happy day.

Sunday saw a misty cloudy day for the U14s. With only three teams taking part it was split into 6 a sides for most of the event and finished with 2 eight a side matches. Oliver Macrae scored most of the GCW goals and Lackie Cargill and Heather Hunter proved a strong defensive unit. Emily Harper put on the goalie kit for the first time and brought off some fine stops.

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Silver for U16s In Glasgow

It was a busy weekend for the youth side of the club with a National Girls U16 competition on Saturday at Glasgow Green and a mixed U14s festival at Portlethen on the Sunday.

There were a few challenges placed in our way for Saturday of which the initial one was that none of our young keepers could travel. However up popped the voice of the ever keen Martha Sheal to volunteer. As it turned out she not only stood in but stood up with three shit outs in 4 games and conceding no goals from open play. Maybe Grace Morrsion and her frugal defensive outfit might have a say in that as well.

Off we set with the usual stop in Dundee to fuel up, pick up Ava Aimes and scrounge a seat on a bike or two. We got to Glasgow which was hot and humid, please believe it. first up was a young Inverleith side and the girls set about controlling the game. Eilidh Seedhouse looked to have got the girls underway but her early strike found the inside of the post and rebounded out. Would it be one of those days. Not so these girls know how to get a result. Two goals in the first have were followed by a further three in the second for a comfortable 5-0 result.

Second up was CALA who proved a tougher nut to crack and stand in keeper Martha had to pull off a couple of fine , if unorthodox saves. Third match up was Kelso and the girls made sure of the game with a 2-0 half time lead. As the clouds began appear the second half was played with no further addition to the score.

The final match up was to all intents and purposes the final, an undefeated GCW facing a Watsonians side who had not conceded a goal or a point. The game started with Wilsonian on the front foot but with 5 minutes gone and no danger to the GCW goal the game began to swing the GCW way. Anna Lewis broke through on the left but her shot was just a little short of weight and the keeper saved. GCW were having trouble with their corner injection on the sticky clammy pitch and this meant they could not really take advantage in the first half.

The second half started and GWC went ahead. A good press on the right back so Ellie Lewis win the ball and dribble into the circle and somehow get the ball beyond the keeper. Two minutes later and Watsonians were level a low corner shot found its way home. These girls I did say earlier don’t know when to stop and went straight up the opposite end of the pitch for Ellie Lewis to score high in the net with a diving reverse stick shot. The tension mounted and the vociferous GCW support were very tense. Wit ha minute remaining a corner was awarded against GCW and a second good strike found it’s way home to level the scores. Despite further attempts that was the way it finished. A runners up medal for the girls well earned and so close to gold.

Thanks to all the drivers, supporters and Roddy for umpiring on a very happy day.

Sunday saw a misty cloudy day for the U14s. With only three teams taking part it was split into 6 a sides fro most of the event and finished with 2 eight a side matches. Oliver Macrae scored most of the GCW goals and Lackie Cargill and Heather Hunter proved a strong defensive unit. Emily Harper put in the goalie kit for the first time and brought of some fine stops.

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Silver for U16s In Glasgow

It was a busy weekend for the youth side of the club with a National Girls U16 competition on Saturday at Glasgow Green and a mixed U14s festival at Portlethen on the Sunday.

There were a few challenges placed in our way for Saturday of which the initial one was that none of our young keepers could travel. However up popped the voice of the ever keen Martha Sheal to volunteer. As it turned out she not only stood in but stood up with three shit outs in 4 games and conceding no goals from open play. Maybe Grace Morrsion and her frugal defensive outfit might have a say in that as well.

Off we set with the usual stop in Dundee to fuel up, pick up Ava Aimes and scrounge a seat on a bike or two. We got to Glasgow which was hot and humid, please believe it. first up was a young Inverleith side and the girls set about controlling the game. Eilidh Seedhouse looked to have got the girls underway but her early strike found the inside of the post and rebounded out. Would it be one of those days. Not so these girls know how to get a result. Two goals in the first have were followed by a further three in the second for a comfortable 5-0 result.

Second up was CALA who proved a tougher nut to crack and stand in keeper Martha had to pull off a couple of fine , if unorthodox saves. Third match up was Kelso and the girls made sure of the game with a 2-0 half time lead. As the clouds began appear the second half was played with no further addition to the score.

The final match up was to all intents and purposes the final, an undefeated GCW facing a Watsonians side who had not conceded a goal or a point. The game started with Wilsonian on the front foot but with 5 minutes gone and no danger to the GCW goal the game began to swing the GCW way. Anna Lewis broke through on the left but her shot was just a little short of weight and the keeper saved. GCW were having trouble with their corner injection on the sticky clammy pitch and this meant they could not really take advantage in the first half.

The second half started and GWC went ahead. A good press on the right back so Ellie Lewis win the ball and dribble into the circle and somehow get the ball beyond the keeper. Two minutes later and Watsonians were level a low corner shot found its way home. These girls I did say earlier don’t know when to stop and went straight up the opposite end of the pitch for Ellie Lewis to score high in the net with a diving reverse stick shot. The tension mounted and the vociferous GCW support were very tense. Wit ha minute remaining a corner was awarded against GCW and a second good strike found it’s way home to level the scores. Despite further attempts that was the way it finished. A runners up medal for the girls well earned and so close to gold.

Thanks to all the drivers, supporters and Roddy for umpiring on a very happy day.

Sunday saw a misty cloudy day for the U14s. With only three teams taking part it was split into 6 a sides fro most of the event and finished with 2 eight a side matches. Oliver Macrae scored most of the GCW goals and Lackie Cargill and Heather Hunter proved a strong defensive unit. Emily Harper put in the goalie kit for the first time and brought of some fine stops.

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Silver for U16s in Glasgow

It was a busy weekend for the youth side of the club with a National Girls U16 competition on Saturday at Glasgow Green and a mixed U14s festival at Portlethen on the Sunday.

There were a few challenges placed in our way for Saturday of which the initial one was that none of our young keepers could travel. However up popped the voice of the ever keen Martha Sheal to volunteer. As it turned out she not only stood in but stood up with three shit outs in 4 games and conceding no goals from open play. Maybe Grace Morrsion and her frugal defensive outfit might have a say in that as well.

Off we set with the usual stop in Dundee to fuel up, pick up Ava Aimes and scrounge a seat on a bike or two. We got to Glasgow which was hot and humid, please believe it. first up was a young Inverleith side and the girls set about controlling the game. Eilidh Seedhouse looked to have got the girls underway but her early strike found the inside of the post and rebounded out. Would it be one of those days. Not so these girls know how to get a result. Two goals in the first have were followed by a further three in the second for a comfortable 5-0 result.

Second up was CALA who proved a tougher nut to crack and stand in keeper Martha had to pull off a couple of fine , if unorthodox saves. Third match up was Kelso and the girls made sure of the game with a 2-0 half time lead. As the clouds began appear the second half was played with no further addition to the score.

The final match up was to all intents and purposes the final, an undefeated GCW facing a Watsonians side who had not conceded a goal or a point. The game started with Wilsonian on the front foot but with 5 minutes gone and no danger to the GCW goal the game began to swing the GCW way. Anna Lewis broke through on the left but her shot was just a little short of weight and the keeper saved. GCW were having trouble with their corner injection on the sticky clammy pitch and this meant they could not really take advantage in the first half.

The second half started and GWC went ahead. A good press on the right back so Ellie Lewis win the ball and dribble into the circle and somehow get the ball beyond the keeper. Two minutes later and Watsonians were level a low corner shot found its way home. These girls I did say earlier don’t know when to stop and went straight up the opposite end of the pitch for Ellie Lewis to score high in the net with a diving reverse stick shot. The tension mounted and the vociferous GCW support were very tense. Wit ha minute remaining a corner was awarded against GCW and a second good strike found it’s way home to level the scores. Despite further attempts that was the way it finished. A runners up medal for the girls well earned and so close to gold.

Thanks to all the drivers, supporters and Roddy for umpiring on a very happy day.

Sunday saw a misty cloudy day for the U14s. With only three teams taking part it was split into 6 a sides fro most of the event and finished with 2 eight a side matches. Oliver Macrae scored most of the GCW goals and Lackie Cargill and Heather Hunter proved a strong defensive unit. Emily Harper put in the goalie kit for the first time and brought of some fine stops.

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Silver for U16s

It was a busy weekend for the youth side of the club with a National Girls U16 competition on Saturday at Glasgow Green and a mixed U14s festival at Portlethen on the Sunday.

There were a few challenges placed in our way for Saturday of which the initial one was that none of our young keepers could travel. However up popped the voice of the ever keen Martha Sheal to volunteer. As it turned out she not only stood in but stood up with three shit outs in 4 games and conceding no goals from open play. Maybe Grace Morrsion and her frugal defensive outfit might have a say in that as well.

Off we set with the usual stop in Dundee to fuel up, pick up Ava Aimes and scrounge a seat on a bike or two. We got to Glasgow which was hot and humid, please believe it. first up was a young Inverleith side and the girls set about controlling the game. Eilidh Seedhouse looked to have got the girls underway but her early strike found the inside of the post and rebounded out. Would it be one of those days. Not so these girls know how to get a result. Two goals in the first have were followed by a further three in the second for a comfortable 5-0 result.

Second up was CALA who proved a tougher nut to crack and stand in keeper Martha had to pull off a couple of fine , if unorthodox saves. Third match up was Kelso and the girls made sure of the game with a 2-0 half time lead. As the clouds began appear the second half was played with no further addition to the score.

The final match up was to all intents and purposes the final, an undefeated GCW facing a Watsonians side who had not conceded a goal or a point. The game started with Wilsonian on the front foot but with 5 minutes gone and no danger to the GCW goal the game began to swing the GCW way. Anna Lewis broke through on the left but her shot was just a little short of weight and the keeper saved. GCW were having trouble with their corner injection on the sticky clammy pitch and this meant they could not really take advantage in the first half.

The second half started and GWC went ahead. A good press on the right back so Ellie Lewis win the ball and dribble into the circle and somehow get the ball beyond the keeper. Two minutes later and Watsonians were level a low corner shot found its way home. These girls I did say earlier don’t know when to stop and went straight up the opposite end of the pitch for Ellie Lewis to score high in the net with a diving reverse stick shot. The tension mounted and the vociferous GCW support were very tense. Wit ha minute remaining a corner was awarded against GCW and a second good strike found it’s way home to level the scores. Despite further attempts that was the way it finished. A runners up medal for the girls well earned and so close to gold.

Thanks to all the drivers, supporters and Roddy for umpiring on a very happy day.

Sunday saw a misty cloudy day for the U14s. With only three teams taking part it was split into 6 a sides fro most of the event and finished with 2 eight a side matches. Oliver Macrae scored most of the GCW goals and Lackie Cargill and Heather Hunter proved a strong defensive unit. Emily Harper put in the goalie kit for the first time and brought of some fine stops.

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Fab Five in North U14s

Five GCW girls represented North U14s yesterday in the Inter District U14s competition. Well done to Ava Aimes, Sarah Anderson, Connie Hatfield, Sophe Love and Kay Thomson. We hope you all had a great time and came back hungry for more.

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GCW Trio take on Wales

Most of you this weekend will be going away on holiday, rolling your eggs down some hill or even binging on chocolate whilst watching 101 Dalmations. There are however three intrepid GCW players who will be working very hard for their country trying to defeat Wales in Glasgow.

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Feeling Champion

The final weekend of the Women’s National League 3 was to take place in the coaching Hall at Bells Sports Centre in Perth. This was to be either the “Theatre of Dreams” for the GCW Ladies 1s or “the Hall of Hell”. The glad news is was to be the former and the Ladies 1s won their second National League 3 title to earn their place back in Division 2.

The first game of the day would set the tone as the girls took on an ever improving Uddingston side. The girls showed their experience in edging into a 1-0 lead through Katy Smith but by half time a comfortable 4-1 lead was established. The second half saw a composed and controlled GCW game see the game out 6-2.

The remaining two games of the day were against Stirling Wanderers who had turned up with a full squad of twelve players for the first time this season. The first game was a bit more difficult than expected as the girls knew a win of any kind would leave them needing a point in their final game. The girls stuttered to a 3-1 lead at half time largely due to some concentration issues. The final score was to be a 4-1 win for GCW but the second half was a much better performance and Stirling had to thank a fine goalkeeping performance to keep the score so low. The final game of the day was again facing Stiling and this came around quicker as Uddingston scratched their game against Perthshire which gave the Perth side a 10-0 win.

The final game however saw the best of the now confident GCW girls. Some fine play in the first phase of the game saw them stretch to an early 4-0 lead. The game was all but over and the trophy won by half time but the GCW side powered away to eventually win 15-2. At one stage in the second half the whole GCW squad were 18 and under. The only 18 year old on the pitch being Abby Miller who broke away from her 9 day celebration of her 18th birthday to play.

 

Well deserved winners and the culmination of 3 years work getting ever closer and the title just about makes up for losing out on goal difference the previous year.

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Indoor for Thrills

The National League Women set off for Bells this coming Sunday with excitement. Some 9 years previous the Ladies 1s won their way out of WNL3 in a tense weekend at Dundee University. This Sunday the girls have 3 games to gain six points to guarantee their second National 3 Indoor title. If this squad requires any good omens they can start by looking at their personnel. Shiona Brough is teh only player who survives from that day in a playing capacity but on the sidelines then was a 13 year old Emily Watson so there is experience to call on. That side went on to win National 2 and feature for two seasons in National 1 so let's hope they see this as a start of success and not just a conclusion of an indoor season.

The side features many youngsters getting their first taste of end of season excitement, an invaluable experience and one worth having. Sadly missing Eilidh Seedhouse this weekend because f other commitments her team mates will be aiming high and shooting low.

Team : L Clyne, C Athawes, S Brough, E Watson, J Barr, J Tait, K Watson,K Smith, A Miller,E Campbell. 

 

 

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