Aberdeen run riot against Queen’s

WOMEN’S FOOT­BALL Aberdeen .................6 Queen’s Park ............0 Mint­law girls hit by semi woe

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - DRIVE -

ABERDEEN Ladies bounced back af­ter last week’s league de­feat to hit Queen’s Park for six at Lochside Park.

The home side were quick out of the blocks with Ch­eryl An­der­son shoot­ing over the bar.

Af­ter a spell of de­fend­ing, Queen’s broke for­ward. But Aberdeen were quicker to ev­ery ball, eas­ily break­ing up their at­tacks.

Claire Martin and Lynsey Gauld both had scor­ing chances for Aberdeen, with Rachael Hamill blast­ing over the bar.

Aberdeen’s pres­sure told when they opened the scor­ing on 30 min­utes when right-back AN­DER­SON broke for­ward, ran through mid­field and fired a long-range shot low into the net.

Five min­utes later the Reds made it two as Aimee Ross cut in from the left and played a pass to GAULD, who fin­ished low and hard.

Shortly af­ter­wards, Aberdeen went fur­ther ahead from a solo ef­fort by ROSS, who cut in from the left and fired a high shot which went in off the right-hand post.

(Half-time: 3-0) The sec­ond half con­tin­ued in the same man­ner, with Aberdeen the harder work­ing team and string­ing some good passes to­gether.

Ross played in a cor­ner and the ball ric­o­cheted into the net off the un­lucky keeper.

Su­san Mur­ray re­placed Lisa Glen­nie and was in­volved straight away, in­ter­cept­ing a pass from Martin but her shot was held eas­ily.

The fifth goal was a well-worked move in­volv­ing Gauld, who crossed for MARTIN to score.

Queen’s had a cou­ple of for­ays for­ward but failed to trou­ble the steady Reds de­fence.

Milne and Urquhart mopped up ev­ery­thing in the cen­tre and An­der­son and Camp­bell at full­back cut out any wing play.

Af­ter a spell of de­fend­ing, Aberdeen worked their way back on top, Mur­ray go­ing one-on-one, but she fired straight at the keeper.

Aberdeen wrapped up a com­fort­able win when Fi CARD­WELL slot­ted the ball home from close range for the fi­nal goal. MINT­LAW Academy girls failed in their bid to reach the Un­der-15 Scot­tish Schools Cup fi­nal. Mint­law lost 5-0 to Haw­ick in the semis in Edinburgh. They will be look­ing to bounce back when they face Ban­chory in the fi­nal of the Aberdeen­shire Cup. The date for that game has still to be con­firmed. Mint­law are also wait­ing to find out who they will face in the semi-fi­nals of the North of Scot­land Cup.

NO WAY THROUGH: Claire Martin is thwarted by the Queen’s Park keeper.

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