Ar­gyle hum­bled

Lennox Herald - - SCOT CAREERS -

Loch Lomond had a 6-1 vic­tory over Ar­gyle at the week­end.

De­spite a few play­ers play­ing in un­fa­mil­iar po­si­tions, they were able to stay com­posed on the ball in theWest Divi­sionTwo fix­ture.

Hannah Leach and Sue Monty-Aik­man kept strong in de­fence, en­sur­ing the op­po­si­tion had dif­fi­culty con­vert­ing any chances.

Loch Lomond went ahead with two early goals, an ef­fort­less strike into the back cor­ner fromVanesa Sa­bala and a quick re­ac­tion from Gil­lian Finch. A short lapse in con­cen­tra­tion in de­fence meant Ary­gle had the op­por­tu­nity to bag an easy goal, tak­ing the score to 2-1 at half time.

Lomond came out fight­ing in the sec­ond half. Par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive open play up front saw Hannah White pass­ing to Rosie McCol­gan, who fed a bril­liant pass to Gil­lian Finch to con­vert.The hosts were able to dic­tate the play and dom­i­nate the game to keep the ball mostly in the of­fen­sive half.

A num­ber of short-cor­ners gave them the chance to show off their set-plays and put pres­sure on the op­po­si­tion. Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion and slick pass­ing saw an­other goal by Sa­bala and three more by Gil­lian Finch, who was well po­si­tioned and de­ter­mined.

At the fi­nal whis­tle Loch Lomond had their best re­sult against Ar­gyle in re­cent years.

Player of the match was awarded to Zuby Kofi, run­ner-up was Hannah Leach.

Team: Heather Smith, Hannah Leach, Sue Monty-Aik­man, Zuby Kofi, Lucy Dun­lop, Lind­say Hast­ings, Vanesa Sa­bala, Hannah White, Rosie McCol­gan, Caro­line Lyall and Gil­lian Finch.

In West Dis­trict Divi­sion Four the sec­onds lost 4-1 at Strath­clyde Univer­sity.

The first half saw the op­po­si­tion come out fast and strong. Even af­ter some great saves by Emma O’Neill the vis­i­tors found them­selves 3-0 down at half time.

Af­ter a tough half-time team talk Loch Lomond came out bat­tling, pushed higher up the pitch and closed the op­po­si­tion down a lot more.

Kim­ber­ley Ri­js­dijk scored Lomond’s goal from a lovely move from the back into the D, with the mid­field­ers and for­wards silk­ily pass­ing be­tween to cre­ate the chance to score.

There was great run­ning by all play­ers, with Lau­ren McCreadie the op­po­si­tion player of the match and player of the match.

Team: Emma O’Neill, Lau­ren McCreadie, Eve Howard, Anna Cur­rie, Anna English, Kirsty Richard­son, Chloe Har­ri­son, Jenny Trip­ney, Kara Kerr, ElaineWother­spoon and Kimberly Ri­js­dijk. Twenty-six Druids set off for Kin­ross for two days of curl­ing.

The for­mat was a Schenkel and play was soon fast and furious.

A quiz that night, or­gan­ised by Vale of Leven Cricket Club held its pre­sen­ta­tion evening on Satur­day, cou­pled with a fundrais­ing race night.

It was held in the Sta­tion Bar in Kath­leen Corn­well, was won by Roberta Lees’team of Sheena Clarke, Linda Mof­fat and Les­ley Quirk.

Af­ter the first games on the sec­ond day Mar­garet Mor­rri­son’s team was lead­ing and Mau­reen Mason’s rink was ly­ing sec­ond, with Roberta Lees and team close be­hind.

In the af­ter­noon the two top teams were again Mar­garet and Mau­reen, who now had to play for the win­ner’s spot.

The re­sult was de­ci­sive. Mau­reen Mason’s team ofTerry Pater­son, Esme McRae and Ronny Bell de­feated Mar­garet Mor­ri­son, Is­abel Bone, El­speth Ma­cLean and Ann Shanks.

Third place was Kath­leen Corn­well’s rink, with Mar­i­lyn McMeek­ing’s rink re­cov­er­ing af­ter a solid win in their last game.

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