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