Apr 292015

Monifieth Reds U13 have made a very good start to this season and tonight up at Forfar they put in another winning performance that saw them overpower a spirited Forfar Foxes side.

It was clear the Reds were up for tonight’s match when some crisp passing moves opened up the Foxes defence on a number of occasions and it was no surprise when the first goal of the evening eventually arrived. Libby Forster cleverly flicked the ball goalwards from a corner and although the Foxes keeper got a hand to it one of her defenders sliced the ball over her own goal line. Constant pressure form the Reds saw them continuing to carve open the Foxes defence and they extended their lead when Aimee Robertson drove through to then pass the ball in to the net. She scored her team’s third when she was quickest to the ball to fire home after the keeper had blocked a shot from Katie Shaw. Libby Forster found the net when she took charge of the ball in the Foxes box to strike the ball firmly in to the net. Kasey McCabe added a fifth when she powered through the Foxes defence to crack the ball home.

The second half saw the Reds playing downhill and from the off they were on the attack again. Some great passing play freed Katy Shaw in the Foxes box and after skipping past a couple of defenders she cracked the ball home. Kasey McCabe bagged her second goal of the night when she drove in from the left wing and gave the keeper no chance – 7-0 to the Reds. Aimee Robertson then bagged the goal of the night when she cracked in a screamer of a free kick that flew in to the far top corner! Kasey McCabe then really got the bit between her teeth and showed her strength as she bagged another four goals in a 10 minute blitz to really put the match out of sight! A final goal of the night came when Kasey passed to Aimee Robertson on the edge of the box who then placed a firm strike in to the bottom corner of the Foxes net.

A really impressive team performance all round from our pool of girls who are all working so hard for each other in every match that they play.

Apr 292015

Monifieth Reds made the long journey down the M90 to face inform Real Fife of Dunfermline with a league cup semi-final place at stake. The Reds having not experienced much luck with previous forays outwith Tayside, were hoping for a change in fortunes. After a closely fought initial period, Monifieth Reds went 1 up when Niamh Millar slammed home a loose ball following a stramash in the Real box. The Reds began to take control of the match and defender Sasha Craig fired an unstoppable shot into the roof of the Real net to extend the lead just before the half time whistle was blown.
A well worked flowing counter attacking goal by Katie Shaw seemed to have a win within the Reds grasp however Real countered immediately with a good piece of teamwork of their own which ended in a driven shot into the Reds net to make the score 3:1. A period of Real pressure followed as they pushed forward to close the score line, however a defiant Reds defence stood firm. A further goal from Katie and two goals from Kacey McCabe followed, one of which was a vicious shot unleashed after a fine solo run. The game finished 6:1 with the Reds firmly in control of a well deserved victory. A cup semi final now awaits .

Apr 292015

Monifieth Reds U13 took on a strong Forfar Flyers side at Riverview Park last week and again gave a winning performance.

The Reds took the lead quite early in to the game when hesitancy in the Flyers defence allowed Katie Shaw to nip and in and prod the ball home. The Reds pushed and pushed for a second however it was the Flyers who equalised against the run of play when their striker prodded placed the ball in to the Reds net after a rare break upfield.

The Reds managed to get their noses back inn front almost immediately when Kasey McCabe broke free to lash the ball home and Katie Shaw bagged a second to put the Reds in at the break 3-1 in front.

Although the Reds pressed and pressed for further goals they only managed to add one more to their total when Aimee Robertson was put through to side-foot a firm strike through the keeper’s legs.

A dogged and effective performance form the Reds.


Apr 202015

The third league game of the season saw Monifieth Blues at home to the newly named Dryburgh girls 12s.

The Blues managed to make it three wins in three games,a great achievement for a newly formed team.

The Blues opened the scoring through Alyx,their second goal came from a corner which was put into the back of the net by Chloe.The half time score was 2-0 but easily should have been more as shots went wide,hit posts and were saved by the goalkeeper.The second half saw goals from both teams,Dryburgh scored first and then a free kick from Alyx hit the back of the net,Alyx scored another and two goals came from Roxy,Libby claimed the own goal.Dryburgh scored another,credit to their goalkeeper who had some excellent saves.Full time score was 7-2 the Blues.

Special mention to Rachel who although feeling unwell came and played strongly in defence, credit to her for her dedication to the team.

Well done to all the girls in the team,an away fixture to Dundee United awaits us next.

Apr 062015

Monifieth Reds U13 made their way up to Lochee Park in Dundee to face one of their closest rivals from last season Tayside Colts – now known as Dryburgh Girls.

There was a bit of a colour clash with the strips so the Reds had to play the match wearing bright yellow high visibility vests!

The game was delayed due to an administrative hiccup however when it eventually kicked off the Reds quickly pushed their opponents on to the backfoot however they were met with some stout and assured defensive work from their opponents.

The Reds took the lead midway through the first half when Kasey McCabe reacted quickest to drive the ball hard in to the back of the Dryburgh net.

A second goal for the Reds looked inevitable and it came in the second half when Sasha Craig won the ball in defence and drove down the left hand side of the pitch. She played a lovely ball through to Kaesy McCabe who demonstrated great striking skills as she turned the defender before slamming the ball in to the far corner

A third goal came when Katie Shaw met a corner beautifully to place a firm volley low and hard in to net – an absolute peach of a strike!

A very strong performance all through the team with Libby Forster dictating the play from the back for the Reds.

Apr 062015
Monifieth Galaxy

Monifieth Galaxy U15

Monifieth Galaxy U15s were struggling to field a team this week through players being unwell and injured.

Thanks very much to Jeanfield for allowing this fixture to be played 9 aside.

This match was the featured match on Youth Football Scotland so there will be photos to follow.

The game was a very friendly game with both teams playing very strong and skilful football. This was the first time that Monifieth had played at home in the league and new nets had to be purchased and the first goal to be scored in the nets was something special.

Jessica in goal had a great game and has been working very hard in the distribution and this showed throughout the game. Leah at left back also was super and had some very fine interceptions and tackled well.

Alice who was voted player of the match had a great game. Taking a touch every time and then providing a simple accurate pass to her team mate on every occasion was a pleasure to watch.

Katie on the right defended well and her strong tackles and distribution were lovely to see. Eilidh in the centre of the pitch was strong and played a fine game. Jessica D on the left and Stephanie on the right of midfield caused Jeanfield no end of problems.

This left Michelle up front in the lonely role as striker and her running off the ball was great to see.

So to the goal. The ball was played long to Michelle. Michelle played a delightful one two with Jessica before being tackled head on by the strong Jeanfield defence. Before the crunching tackle came she manage to side foot the ball to Stephanie who was arriving at speed. Stephanie then was one on one with the goalie . Her decision was to unleash a superb shot which screamed into the top right hand corner of the net.

Playing with only 8 players against 9 took its toll and Jeanfield were worthy winners.

Match report by Grahem Mearns