The story of Monifieth Reds U13’s improvement this year was talked about in the report of their last match. Today saw yet another step in the right direction as they put in yet another hugely improved performance against one of the strongest teams that they have faced this year. Less than two weeks ago Dundee United SC U13 gave our girls a bit of lesson as they handed out a 9-1 defeat to our young team so it was with some caution that we traveled to Monymusk Park in Dundee to face them again but this time in the quarter-final of the League Cup.
The game kicked off and immediately saw DUSC applying some pressure however the Reds appeared to be much more organised and resolute in the face of this and they stuck in and played with a great competitive spirit and as they first half progressed their confidence grew. The Reds had two great opportunities to take the lead in the game one when Katie Shaw broke through the middle of the park and bore down on goal but just as she was about to shoot the DUSC defence managed to track back and nip the ball from her feet and then when some lovely passing play that began with a great turn and pass from Libby Forster in defence resulted in a neat one -two between Liberty Whyte and Aimee Robertson that led to Aimee going through on the keeper only for her to pull her drive at goal narrowly wide.
Yet again AJ Meach played her part in keeping her team in the game in the first half with a string of superb saves.
The second half played out very much like the first with DUSC having more pressure but being stretched on a number of occasions by our girls. The only goal of the game came for DUSC and it was the one that put them through to the semi-final of the cup.
We wish our opponents all the very best in the next round of the cup but from our perspective this determined and organised performance form our ever improving team at Monifieth Reds U13 was great to see.
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