The Ladies first were one of three teams in action this weekend. Sadly the Ladies 1s travelled to Edinburgh to take on ESM who finished second in the table last season. Always a tough game away from home but the sun was out and the players were looking tanned. This may however had more to do with a dance on that evening.
The idea was to start strong and give no space but within two minutes the plan was in the bin. An ESM side-line ball in the GCW 23yard area was passed and not pressured and the resultant ball into the circle found a forward who took advantage of confusion to net an early opener. Ten minutes later and a second came when a ball fired into the circle was deflected ( or miscontrolled ) into the pass of an ESM forward and it was 2-0. GCW went up the other end and had two good chances but a mixture of imprecise finishing and good goalkeeping kept the score at 2-0. Just before half time however ESM took full advantage of a breakaway to net a third.
GCW improved in the second half but there followed two more goals to make the score 5-0. Probably not a 5-0 game but the home side were certainly well worthy of their win.
On the Sunday the Ladies 4s took on the Ladies 5s in a game if won would put the 4s top of District Division 2. The 5s played some nice stuff early on and looked threatening but the experience of the 4s told in 10 minutes when they netted to go 1-0 up. The second goal was soon to follow when a long run from Katy Thomson was not stopped by the 5s and she was allowed to step in to the circle and net the second. A third followed before half time.
The strength in the young 5s is their ability to step up their game in the second half and this they did once again. A far more even second period looked like heading to a stalemate but with 5 minutes to play the 4s netted their fourth of the afternoon.
Well done to all in producing an entertaining game and to all of the parents who turned up to cheer them on.