Lochaber Ladies win lo­cal derby

The Oban Times - - Sport -

Fort Wil­liam Ladies 3 Lochaber Ladies 4

FORT WIL­LIAM were host to Lochaber Ladies in a pre-ar­ranged friendly at the week­end and what an en­ter­tain­ing game of shinty en­sued.

Lochaber, from the whis­tle, piled on the pres­sure in front of the Fort goal and keeper Kayleigh Woods pulled off all kinds of saves to keep the Fort level-peg­ging. How­ever, Lochaber even­tu­ally broke through to make it 1- 0 to the vis­i­tors.

The game raged from end to end with Fort find­ing their form and they soon drew level. They con­tin­ued to push for­ward with Woods pulling off some out­stand­ing saves, but it was Lochaber who scored next which saw the teams go into the in­ter­val at 2-1 to the vis­i­tors.

As ref­eree Ron Camp­bell sounded the blast for the start of the sec­ond half, Fort got about their busi­ness and Ashleigh Fraser fired in a crack­ing goal to make it all square. The game then turned with Fort look­ing to kill it off and Lochaber’s de­fence and keeper were at full alert. Then a pass to Zoe Smith saw her ri­fle a beauty into Lochaber’s net.

With barely nine min­utes to go, Fort must have thought about bol­ster­ing their de­fence and see­ing the game out but ri­vals Lochaber had other ideas.

Con­tin­u­ous at­tacks saw the Lochaber Ladies reap their re­wards with a beau­ti­ful goal and with min­utes re­main­ing it looked like a draw was on the cards.

How­ever, from the throw-up Lochaber were quicker off the mark which took the Fort de­fence by sur­prise and sealed their win to make it 4-3 in Lochaber’s favour.

Photo: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Lochaber’s Claire De­laney head to head with Fort’s Elaine Wink.

Pho­tos: Abright­side Pho­tog­ra­phy.

Forts Elaine Wink takes on Lochaber’s Amy Disher.

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