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15's Improve Against Drumchapel (March 14, 2009)
Falkirk Reds v Drumchapel Amateurs
Saturday 14th March - Naylor Road
The Red team finally got their season underway when they played host to Drumchapel Amateurs earlier today in Camelon. The girls were up for the game and with a couple of new additions to the squad the team looked forward to playing the team from Erskine.
With the wind playing a major part in the first half the Falkirk girls found themselves having to defend deep into their own half but were working very well for 15 minutes until they gave one of the Drumchapel girls too much room on the edge of the box and she nipped the ball past Lorraine in goals. 1-0! With the Falkirk girls flustered the visitors pressed hard and pounced on a weak bye kick, falkirk failing to close down the ball and 2-0!
But then the home side got their heads up and pushed forward with some nice 1-2 moves up the wings which saw both Laura and Gayle gain ground and finally a couple of chances at the other end. But just before half-time Drumchapel scored from a corner as the ball slipped through Lorraine's hands.
In the second half Falkirk now had the gusty win at their backs and it really did make a difference. Falkirk now had most of the possession in the oppositions half but were just not creating any chances. 15 minutes in and Louise found herslf with the ball 25 yards out and played a hopeful ball at the goalkeeper - who missed it! 1-3!
With the girls heads up and Drumchapel bemused, Falkirk pushed forward and made some changes hoping to get another quick goal. Sophie played the ball into Louise's feet who turned the player in the ox and was brought down - penalty! After some dubious refereeing as to where the actual penalty shot was Louise took her own penalty and blasted it into the top corner 2-3!
It was getting all a but too much for the coaches and spectators in the sideline as changes were made to both teams. For a frantic 5 minutes it looked like Falkirk could come back again but it was Drumchapel who took advantage of four poor clearances by the home side and finally scored to make it 2-4.
There were 10 minutes left but Drumchapel had composed themselves agin and Falkirk had run out of steam. The visitors again took advantage of confusion in the Falkirk defence and scored a 5th goal just before full time to make the final score 2-5!
It was a mixed performance from the girls who played some great football and showed excellent spirit in coming back and fighting so hard. But yet again it is simple errors that are giving teams the edge over us and we have to find a way to get past these.
The team now awaits the draw for the 2nd Round of the Scottish Cup to see who they play on the 28th March.
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