Stonehaven efforts fail to reap reward

Sometimes in football you don’t get what your efforts deserved and this was one of those games for Stoney Girls at Westhill on Saturday.

Ogilvie raced clear and fired over an early chance, Westdyke had a couple of half chances well saved by Imray.

Porter and Tench both went close with shots on the counter attack and Stoney gradually seized control with Watson’s tenacity keeping quiet Westdyke’s Scotland Youth midfielder McPherson. Spence, Johnston and McVey were moving the ball quickly and accurately in midfield and Brawley’s composure bringing the ball out from defence was a feature down the left flank as the half progressed.

Again Ogilvie’s pace took her clear onto a fine lofted McVey through ball only for her to fire narrowly wide then Ogilvie hit a freekick which the home keeper tipped over.

Traynor came on up front and was unlucky as but for a heavy touch she’d have scored as she bore in on goal and young Christie added a high energy presence, pressing the Westdyke defence.

As the half was drawing to a close, Westdyke scored y with a striker cutting in from the right and slotting home.

The second half started with almost total Stoney pressure - Porter fired over after Christie played her in, Johnston fired a low shot to the bottom right corner only for Mutch in the Westdyke goal to save.

Townsend ‘s strong running and fast interplay with Johnston, Porter and Ogilvie was becoming a feature and Ogilvie had a penalty claim waved away as Stoney pressed.

Traynor fired wide, Townsend had an effort after a slaloming run saved and Porter slid the ball narrowly past the right hand post.

The next goal came at the other end with a Westdkye ball over the top lobbed into the open net for 2-0.

Soon after a third was scored but Porter slotted in a consolation goal for the visitors.

Player of the match: For a superb marking display on a Scotland player Watson shaded it.

Magic Moment: Ogilvie’s perfectly hit free kick was the highlight with it deserving to find the net.

Stoney Squad - Dani Imray, Sarah Kelly, Daisy Smith (cpt), Shannon Brawley, Koni Watson, Kirsten Johnston, Katy Townsend , Libby pence, Amy Tench, Lisa Porter, Cesca Ogilvie, Lucy McVey, Chelsea Traynor, Natalie Christie