May 032016


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.

Nov 262015

All those involved with Monifieth Ladies FC wish to congratulate the success of two of our teams who have won their respective League titles this year.

Our girls from Monifieth Reds U13 played superbly well this year and their league form was fantastic with 18 victories from 18 league matches in the Lisa Evans (Dundee/Angus) League. Many of these matches were hard fought and against very competitive teams who have shown just how the standard of girls football in this area is steadily on the rise so this achievement from the Reds is quite something. Here are some photos of the girls being awarded with their medals.

Last ImportOur girls from Monifieth Ladies U15 also played superbly well this year as they too won their league, the Emma Mitchell League, as a result of a hugely impressive run of form that saw them gather 61 of the 66 points available to them, again, against opponents from teams from the league who too are showing just what talent is out there in this area. Here are some photos of the girls from our U15 team from this year: U15 photos

A fantastic achievement from both sets of girls who have now set the bar of achievement for themselves and the rest of the teams who play under the Monifieth Ladies FC banner.

This series of performances and the end result is indeed a most fitting tribute to the wonderful and irrepressible Justine Simpson who played a central role in encouraging and inspiring all girls involved with Monifieth Ladies FC to be the best they could be.

With that in mind may we take this opportunity to wish all teams all the best and we look forward to seeing you all on the pitch next year.

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

Mar 292015

Arriving at 8:55am  all the players showed keenness by arriving on time for this rearranged fixture. Originally a home game the venue was changed to an away game due to difficulty of getting pitches at Monifieth. A special thanks has to go to Niamh for playing in this game. She only got a call to play at 8:15 but played a strong game throughout on the left midfield. Montrose were much the stronger team but Monfieth played really well in parts of the game. The wind assisting Montrose meant that it was difficult getting out of our own half and Jessica in goal showed braveness in several occasions and had some great saves. Montrose got off to an easy start where one of the Monifieth players attempted to clear unfortunately put the ball in her own net.

Montrose’s second was a bit of a fluke. The ball was crossed but the slice and the win lobbed the ball over the goalkeeper and into the Monfieth net. Once Monifieth started to pass the ball they scored. Alice won the ball in defence and passed it to Christie. She then played a delightful ball to Emma. Emma ran across the pitch before putting a fine pass to Michelle. Michelle took her time and placed the ball into the right hand bottom corner.
This was Monfieths first goal of the season and the players celebrated in style. Montrose though were the better team an deserved their victory.

Next game is a home tie against our sister team from Monfieth in the cup.

Report by Graham Mearns

Mar 152015

Report from 7th March

It was always going to be a tough baptism for Monfieth Galaxy, Forfar Away, and so it proved as our girls lost their opening game.

This was a lot of firsts for the team. The first time the team had played together. The first ever game for Jessica in goal. The first time some players had played with a strip with a number on their back and most importantly the first time any of the girls had played for a full 70 minutes on an 11 aside pitch.

The Galaxy girls can be very proud of their efforts. Several of the girls were nervous about playing on a big pitch but they should be very proud of their efforts and achievements. Particular mention should go to Jessica G in goal who volunteered to go in goal and produced some very good saves. She was really brave on numerous occasions.

The back 4 of Leah, Christie, Alice and Katie showed great promise. The midfield of Holly Stephanie Eilidh and Jessica G worked tirelessly throughout the game and managed a few fine passing moves. The strike force of Michelle and Emma did well with the limited service that they received and on another day might well have scored.

Next week is a free week with Galaxy having a bye into round 2. So the next time you can see the silky skills of the Galaxy is away to Montrose on the 21st March.

Report by G Mearns

Feb 032015

A warm welcome to our new signings!

Monifieth Ladies FC 15’s, East League runners up for the last 3 years are delighted to announce the signing of 3 prolific regional players Leila Strachan, Emma Somerville and Megan Robb.  Coach Justine Simpson hopes the new signings will also help in the development of current squad players who will undoubtedly benefit from having such quality added to the team.

Monifieth Ladies FC is 3 years into a 5 year strategy to create a strong pathway from under 9s through to the ladies team competing at Scottish National level. At the moment we have teams at all levels up to 17s and by continuing to attract top quality players we aim to create a club that can compete at a high level and we are always looking to add to our squads!

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.

Aug 302014
We were absolutely delighted to see that two of our 15’s squad Georgie Simpson & Shaylen Anderson represented Scotland for CYP at the Rosebowl Home Nations Tournament in Northern Ireland in the summer. Both players featured heavily in the u17’s squad and we are even more delighted to report that Shaylen was awarded player of the match v Ireland after coming on and scoring two fantastic goal.
The tournament opened on 5th August with Scotland facing the Auld Enemy. It was great to see Keira Johnston (who used to play with us) putting Scotland ahead and pave the way to a well deserved 3-1 victory. against a strong England team

On the second day of the tournament Scotland played hosts Northern Ireland and we cruised to a 5-2 win.
The final day saw our girls line up v Wales and although his game was very close  the mighty Scots came out on top again with a fantastic 2-1 win.
Scotland – undefeated – became Rosebowl winners 2014. This trophy has been won by England for the last seven years, and he last Scotland  team to win it was way back in 2005!
An amazing achievement by the girls and we are so proud that two of our current players were part of this elite squad.
Aug 242014
Monifieth welcomed Tayside Colts to Riverview on a bright, calm day for Monifieth’s first competitive match since June.  The game started brightly and in a very competitive first 10 minutes, both teams played some good football in the midfield area with little action for either goalkeeper to deal with.  Monifieth were the first to threaten the Colts’ goal with a run and shot from Shaylen Anderson followed quickly by a fine run down the left and shot from Emily Younger which was smothered by the Colts’ goalkeeper.

Monifieth looked the more likely side and after 18 minutes, Emily Younger broke the deadlock with a fine finish after a super through ball from Georgie Simpson.  Simpson doubled the Monifieth lead on 26 minutes with a crisp finish after a lovely through ball from Becky Milne.  The score was 2-0 Monifieth at half-time.
Colts’ continued to compete well in the 2nd half but two superb 25 yard strikes from Becky Milne and Chloe Robertson had Monifieth on easy street before Anderson completed the scoring in the final minute.  Final score was a 5-0 win to Monifieth.