Th­reave add Jaekel to squad

The Galloway News - - SPORT -

The girls were slow out of the blocks, al­low­ing Queens to put them un­der pres­sure. The vis­i­tors’ first goal came as Kacey tried to clear and un­for­tu­nately put the ball in her own net.

Th­reave girls cre­ated lim­ited chances in the first half with balls be­ing played with slightly too much on them. Queens ex­tended their lead with a shot from out­side the box. The girls con­tin­ued to play well in de­fence, stop­ping Queens get­ting clear cut chances through some good blocks and clear­ances and good saves from Heather.

The best chance Th­reave got in the first half was when Alice burst through the Queens de­fence be­fore fir­ing a shot wide.

The girls came off at half-time Th­reave Rovers have con­tin­ued build­ing for the new sea­son with another new sign­ing.

De­fender Ben Jaekel has agreed to join from St Cuthbert Wan­der­ers.

He is Sam Warren’s fifth new sign­ing of the sea­son, fol­low­ing Dal­beat­tie Star duo Hugh Cameron and Lewis Todd, for­mer Queen of the South young­ster Shaun Han­dling and de­fender Bryce Wil­son.

Warren said: “I’m happy to get Ben sorted out for next sea­son. He’s been a long-term tar­get, having been a con­sis­tent player at Saints for the past cou­ple of sea­sons.

“He’ll be an as­set for the club, and we’re ex­cited to see how he gets on at Meadow Park.”

The Th­reave boss has also se­cured the sig­na­tures of sev­eral mem­bers of last sea­son’s squad in­clud­ing Adam Up­hill, Jor­dan Pat­ter­son, Jack Mc­Murdo and top scorer Dan Thom.

Warren added: “Dan was one of the play­ers from last sea­son we were des­per­ate to keep a hold of, so I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted that he’s made the de­ci­sion to stay at Meadow.

“He’s been one of the top per­form­ers in the South of Scotland League for a num­ber of years now, and be­cause of this we know there has been in­ter­est from one or two other clubs, so we’re happy that he’s agreed to re­main where he is and hope­fully he keeps his per­for­mance lev­els as high as he can.”

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