A trip to Meggetland in Edinburgh was the task for our Ladies ones to take on newly relegated CALA. With university open days and Duke of Edinburgh the normal challenges faced the girls management in selection. Thirteen travelled however along with super supporter Lorna Clyne.
CALA have lost some players over the summer and this showed in the early exchanges. The GCW side took an early grip on the game and a reverse shot from Katy Smith was the first of the chances saved by the keeper. A short corner was the key to the scoring door however when a ball was switched to Eilidh Seedhouse who crashed a low shot across the keeper. The keeper’s valiant effort however proved to be in vain as the sheer power of the strike prove too much. GCW kept pressing and it began to look like an away victory would be the outcome, however ten minutes before half time and some ineffective tackling created pressure but Isobel Green cleared well from her circle. This was however a portent of what was to come as CALA gained momentum and the GCW back line started to look hesitant. After several ineffective tackles a ball was smacked to the back post to find a free forward who made no mistake in levelling the game up.
Half time and the discussion was to bring more solid tackling and to take chances. The second half looked like there would be only one winner as GCW mounted attack after attack. Jen Tait and Jess Barr both had good chances after breaking through but somehow the home defence held firm. Ten minutes from the end and the ball fell to Katy Smith on her reverse and a good old fashioned upright reverse shot bulleted towards goal. The keeper did not know much about the shot as it hit her and the defence scrambled the ball away. That was to prove the best and last hope for the GCW girls as none of their efforts found their way home. A good away point but so much more looked likely.
Our girls 2s played Grammar in District Division one and the best way to describe the game was it was exactly as in many of the previous years' games: lots of pressure and no end product from GCW and Grammar getting the goal that won the game. The girls 3s took on Bon Accord on the Sunday and produced a fine performance in losing 3-1. A slack ten minutes created a 3-0 lead for Bon Accord but the GCW girls rolled up their sleeves and got back into the game with a Jenna Penman strike but that was where the scoring finished.
The girls 5s had their second game of the season and ran out 4-0 losers to Highland 2s but no one is a loser in the girls 5s.