Following on from a convincing League win against Jeanfield last week the Monifieth Reds U13 made their way up the A90 to face Forfar Foxes in the League Cup. A strong squad turned out and the coaches rotated the players throughout the game.
After a scrappy start the Reds finally managed to get a grip of the game and they took the lead when Katie Shaw quickly pounced on a pass into the box to flash the ball firmly into the net. Katie doubled her tally a few minutes later when she raced down the right side of the pitch before firing another fierce shot beyond the Forfar keeper. The Forfar Foxes continued to compete but they fell further behind when Aimee Robertson got on the end of a corner to bullet a powerful header in to the back of the net. Aimee doubled her tally when some beautiful passing between her and Kasey McCabe carved open the Forfar defence and left her with a simple tap home.
The Reds went in 4-0 up at half-time.
The second half saw the Reds go further ahead rather quickly when hesitation in the Foxes defence left the opportunity for Aimee Robertson to nip in and seal her hat-trick. Niamh Miller then scooped an incredible chip/lob from point blank range over the keeper and into the net to put the Reds further ahead – technique that Tiger Woods would have been envious of! She then scored a second when she fired home a great drive after continued pressure from the Reds. The Reds finished the scoring when Kasey McCabe showed great technique to spin and drive a screamer of a shot into the far corner leaving the keeper rooted to the spot.
A convincing and dominant 8-0 victory for the Reds over a team who competed well throughout but who will no doubt improve over the course of this season. On to the next round for Monifieth Reds!