Stonehaven Girls U13 1
Elgin City 5
Despite the defeat, this result against the team that has led the league for most of the season highlighted a marked improvement in the play of this developing Stonie team.
Right from the off Stonie tore into the opposition with Laing and Grundy going close. However it took a great save from Holly to keep it level before Elgin’s star midfielder struck a superb opener.
With injuries and tiredness setting in, Elgin added two further goals just before half-time.
Those expecting an Elgin onslaught were proven wrong as Stonie started to dominate possession with Grundy and Mitchell dominating midfield and Townsend and Johnston clearing from defence well.
Elgin scored a fourth against the run of play before Mitchell swung in one of many corners that was helped into the net by an Elgin player.
McVey sent Laing in who forced a great save and Farquhar’s trickery led to many chances for Stonie. Unfortunately a fifth Elgin goal sealed the win.
Near the end Traynor saved well and Mitchell hit both the Elgin post and bar.
Magic moment: The squad spirit which was excellent. Player of the match - all 11 players.
Team: Catriona Holly, Kirsten Johnston, Katy Townsend, Eilidh Mitchell, Ann Laing, Emily Grundy, Brooke Farqhuar. Subs: Molly Mcvey, Emma Christie, Ruahn Stuart and Chelsea Traynor.