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.