Sep 182014

Monifieth welcomed Forfar Meerkats on Saturday 13th September to Riverview

The Meerkats took the early lead despite being against the run of play, However Christie Stenson for Monifeith and Katie Robertson were the rocks in defence for Monifieth and reorganised their back line to close down any threats from the Meerkats. Monifieth continued with the pressure until they got the break through from a close range effort hitting the back of the net from Leah Watson 1-1. The Meerkats then went on to score their second to make it 2-1. A superb shot from Jess Dailey before half time made it 2-2.

Second half Monifieth came out fighting and worked a brilliant passing move from Chloe Fnnegan setting up Michelle Cameron  for the first of her three goals. Monifieth were now in the driving seat and looking for more goals. The game was fast paced and exciting with the Monifieth chairman Graeme Mearns  beaming with the passing play of the team . In goal for Monifieth was Roxy Stenson and she was on top of her game and made sure that any further Meerkats threats were snubbed out. The goal of the game came from Chloe Finnegan who worked the ball out to the right handside of the Meerkats box and  unleashed a superb shot that smashed the top corner  of the Meerkats net making that her 14th goal of the season for Monifieth.The final goal of the game from Kyna Robb who hit her shot from close range and left the  Meerkats keeper stranded. The end result was a 7-2 win for Monifieth Blues in a game of exciting passing and moving  against a good Forfar Meerkats side

Sep 022014

The latest encounter between our two U13 teams, Monifieth Reds and Monifieth Blues took place on a beautiful late summer evening at Dundee International Sport Centre. The Blues had strengthened with a number of new players over recent months and they were very keen to notch up an improved result against their younger rivals whereas the Reds were looking to capture another three points to add their current league tally of 15.

The game began with the Reds camping in the Blues half and dominating the possession. The Blues defended resolutely though and they managed to close the space down and limit the Reds to a couple of half chances. The Reds left themselves open to a counter attack though and in their first attack the Blues took the lead when a shot deflected in to the path of Chloe Finnegan who controlled the ball before poking it into the net. The Reds pressed forward to equalise and their passing play paid off when a chance fell to Liberty Whyte and she did not miss it. 1-1 and game on. The Blues were up for the challenge though and they took the lead a few minutes later when a corner managed to work its way across the face of the Reds’ goal and the resulting scramble saw Emma Howie dispatch the ball into the net to put her side 2-1 up! The lead didn’t last long though as the Reds equalised in a similar fashion to their first effort but this time it was Katie Shaw who got her team back level. Half-time and the score sat at 2-2 with the Blues the much happier of the teams.

The Reds came out for the second half and they immediately took a grip of the game. Some great link up play throughout the team  saw them apply constant pressure on the Blues rearguard and it wasn’t long before they took the lead with a peach of a goal. The ball was played out wide to Aimee Robertson whose active touch allowed her to drive past the Blues defender before unleashing a screamer of a strike from distance that flew across the goal and high into the far top corner. Wow! A fourth and a second for Robertson arrived minutes later when some nice footwork freed her in the box and with only the Roxy Stenson in goal for the Blues to beat she passed it into the corner to put the Reds 4-2 up. Libby Forster then added a fifth and what a screamer this was too. She drove down the right side, beat two defenders before hitting a beautiful and powerful drive that flashed high in to the net. Wow again! The Reds were now pressing for more goals and another two came via the boot of Katie Shaw: one lofted shot that sailed over the head of the Blues keeper and then a lovely finish that involved some great footwork in the goalmouth before firing home to put her team 7-2 up.

Although the Reds were eventual  worthy winners the Blues displayed a great competitive edge and their first half display was very strong. Special mention must be made of Roxy Stenson in the Blues goal who pulled off three excellent saves in the second half.

Both teams move on to their next match with lots of positives to take from tonight’s game.



Sep 012014

Match action vs Jeanfield Swifts

Fresh from their midweek home victory against Raith Rovers, Monifieth travelled West to Perth where an interesting League Cup fixture awaited against Jeanfield Swifts 15’s.  Monifieth started brightly and with less than 2 minutes on the clock, Catherine Foote stroked home the opener.  With the strong wind behind them, Monifieth dominated in the Jeanfield half however it took until 20 minutes until Emily Younger added a second goal.  Shaylen Anderson increased the lead to 3-0 with a fine strike on 26 minutes and the half-time score was 3-0 Monifieth.  Playing into the wind in the second half suited Monifieth better and 2 further strikes from Shaylen Anderson and Georgie Simpson ended the scoring.  Final score was 5-0 to Monifieth and it was great to see Jeanfield coach Andy McLeish back on the touchline for the first time in several months – good luck with your recovery Andy from all at Monifieth .

Sep 012014

Monifieth entertained Raith Rovers in a re-arranged league match at Riverview hoping to contain an impressive Raith side which was facing a backlog of matches in the 2nd half of the season.  An evenly-contested first 10 minutes saw little goalmouth action despite some entertaining football from both sides.  However, Monifieth made the breakthrough on 12 minutes when some fine passing in the midfield area saw Emily Younger race onto a through ball and slot past the Raith goalkeeper.  The remainder of the first half was an even affair and the score at half time remained 1-0 to Monifieth.

After the interval, the game continued to be keenly-contested with the best football coming from the visitors.  However, with 9 minutes remaining, a cleverly-worked corner saw Shaylen Anderson head home a second goal for Monifieth to make the score 2-0.  Deep into added time, Raith pulled back a goal when the Raith striker raced onto a through ball to calmly put the ball past Louise Christie in the Monifieth goal.  Despite an exciting finish, Monifieth saw out the remaining moments to win the match 2-1.