The weather tried it’s best to put the damper on last weekend but it failed to succeed. A busy weekend with four girls teams out, U14s at Countesswells, two players trialling for the women’s masters squad and three plaeyrs away in the Academy series. Oh and I nearly forgot the Xmas lights parade organised and led by Kevin Goodbrand, “Spotless” as we know him.
First up was the Saturday match between the 3s and Aberdeen University 3s. The 3s started off at pace and were fully in control early on. Ellen Clow, Ava Airnes and Molly Gammie were intent on getting an opener but 25 minutes in and no goals but plenty of corners. Then the unexpected a long ball found it’s way past the GCW defence who then were a little indecisive and suddenly somehow Uni were ahead. Captain Martha Sheal was clearly unhappy about this as two minutes later she strode forward and fired the ball from the top of the circle to hear the lovely thud of the ball hitting the back board.
This set the tone for the rest of the game with all GCW attacks and stout defending by Uni but GCW were not to be denied and two further goals made the game safe and secure at 3-1.The 2s were up next against Aberdeen Uni 2s. A bit of a struggle to get everyone available but the 2s set about putting the game to bed and this they did as they led 2-0 at half time. Never in doubt they played some fine passing hockey despite the patchwork nature of the team.The girls went on to win 5-1.
Sunday mornign at noon the girls 4s took on (yes you guessed it ) Aberdeen Unis 4s. Ella Moyes made her debut for the 4s and did not look out of place as they stormed to a 3-1 victory.
The disappointing part of the weekend was the first team losing 5-1 at home to Borders where a goal from Connie Hatfield was the only bright spot on a dull afternoon.
As a final note the Dundee Devils featuring Jen Tait, Jess Barr and Holly Miller won their game on Sunday after a shoutout followin ga 2-2 draw. The first Devils goal was all GCW with Jess Barr cearting the opportunity and Jen Tait finishing soilidly.