It was a busy weekend for the girls section with 4 of the 5 adult teams playing and an U18 team travelling to Edinburgh.
The Ladies 1s got their first win of the season beating Dundee University 5-1 . The game was not as simple as it may appear with the girls keen to get a win under their belt. The first half was a lot of GCW pressure but not many good opportunities, largely because of playing too tight in the middle of the pitch and a lack of winning any decisions in the circle. Two minutes from half time the girls got their only corner of the half and made it pay when Sarah Black’s shot looked to be edging wide when a very helpful defender deflected it home.
At half time the discussion was changing the way we played and using width. The girls took to the change with gusto and completely dominated from half time. Further goals came from Jenny Thompson, Jess Barr, Millie Skdimore and Heather Curry (PF) and they even managed to have penalty stroke saved. Overall a convincing win and a boost to confidence.
On Sunday the first of the two games between our Ladies' 2s and 3s took place at ASV. The game swung back and forth with the 3s leading from an early goal but the 2s rallying to take a 2-1 lead into the final period of the game. This 3s side however are not prepared to lie down and back they came and got the equaliser from a corner with two minutes to play. A reliable pitch side source says it was a great advert for the club with two teams fighting for control. Also on Sunday the girls 5s had their most recent outing against Hazlehead. The game finished 2-0 to Hazlehead but the 5s are beginning to play together as a unit and made their stronger opposition sweat a bit.
The U18s went to Edinburgh on Sunday to play in the National U18 Cup, we are one of only six clubs in the country who are fielding a team at this level. The first game was a close affair against Inverleith and but for a very dodgy first five minutes would have ended even, however an early goal for Inverleith was enough. The second game against Borders started very brightly with an early Sarah Black goal being a reflection on the good play. As the game went on however the girls looked to tire and eventually ran out 1-5 losers. The next round will be on the 5th November in Glasgow.