Girls show promise

on May 14, Stonehaven Girls U13 lost 10-2 at home to Buchan Girls. Laing went close early on before Buchan opened the scoring. Sustained pressure saw Katy Townsend slip a through ball to Ann Laing who rifled in an equaliser.

Buchan went 3-1 up before constant Stonie attacks resulted in Emily Grundy striking a rasping half volley into the net to make it 2-3.

Stonie tried but couldn’t force an equaliser and before half-time Buchan scored a couple to kill the game.

Stonehaven: Chelsea Traynor, Kirsten Johnston, Chloe Harding, Katy Townsend, Emily Grundy, Lisa Porter, Ann Laing. Subs: Brooke Farquhar, Ailsa Adams, Lucy McVey.

Player of the Match was Ann Laing who caused constant problems with Grundy prominent in the first half. Magic Moment was Grundy’s sweet shot.

In a friendly on May 15, Stonehaven Girls drew 5-5 with Broomhill. The younger developmental squad played in a storming end to end game. Supplemented by a couple of the senior team due to illness, the youngsters charged into a 3-1 half-time lead through a Lisa Porter hat-trick. Broomhill battled back to take a 5-3 lead before a stirring finale saw Lisa Porter and an Eilidh Mitchell belter secure a draw.

Player of the Match was Lisa Porter for her goals. Magic Moments: Choose from Traynor’s drag backs, or Holly’s first half reaction save.

On Sunday the development side lost 7-0 to Westhill.

Stonie battled well against a side who have only lost twice in 28 games. Giving away an average of about two years a player to Westhill the youngsters contested well with Farquhar and Mitchell going close in the first half but Westhill’s firepower created a 6-0 lead. With Stonie’s older players on in the second half Westhill scored only one more goal.

Player of the match: Eilidh Mitchell tackling for fun and Emily Grundy’s composure. Magic Moment, a mazy dribble from Brooke Farquhar.