The match reports for the U15s are turning into a bit of a cut & paste exercise this season. Another hard game, another cold, windy day at Riverview and another week without a recognised goalkeeper.
We started with Katie M in goal, Katie R, Steff, Iona, Kayleigh, Sasha and Alice, Jess, Libby F, Eilidh and Emma, with Libby T on the bench.
We started quite well but were up against a very good Jeanfield side that included 2 internationalists, helped along by a number of other strong players.
We found ourselves a few goals down at half time but once again, having a recognised keeper would have made all the difference. That should not be taken as a criticism of Katie M in the first half, or Jess in the second half as they both made a couple of good saves.
We lost 3 or 4 more goals in the second half but never gave up. The most positive thing to take from the game was the way we kept our shape at the back. Andy had taken the defence aside at Wednesday’s training for some specialised defence work and they had clearly learned and benefited from this.
The coaches and managers are doing their best to try and get a keeper and if this happens, along with the improvements on the pitch, we have plenty to look forward to for the rest of the season.