Luthermuir WFC fight back

Luthermuir fought back to win 4-2
Luthermuir fought back to win 4-2

Luthermuir WFC opened up the second half of the season when they entertained Forfar Farminton Ladies at Luthermuir Park.

Luthermuir seemed to be slow to get going and it was Forfar who pushed them into their own half in the early stages. Forfar took the lead after four minutes when the midfielder turned Brough and fired an unstoppable shot from 30 yards into the top corner with Charles rooted to the spot.

At the Forfar game captain Tracey Bruce received a trophy from the club for making her 50 Appearance since the club formed

At the Forfar game captain Tracey Bruce received a trophy from the club for making her 50 Appearance since the club formed

Within a minute Luthermuir had a great chance when Lownie was clear down the middle after a pass from Brough, as she raced to goal the keeper was drawn out and Lownie headed it over but just wide of the post.

After eight minutes, with only the second attack by Forfar, they scored again. The ball down the right was cut along the edge of the box and the attacker took control and rifled it low past Charles into the corner - 2-0.

This shook Luthermuir up and they started to gain more control of the ball and force Forfar into their own half.

After16 minutes, Brough fired a shot at goal where the keeper could only push it away for a corner. Walker fired over the corner but it just missed everyone at the back post and went out for a goal kick.

Luthermuir in action against Forfar

Luthermuir in action against Forfar

Within two minutes, Luthermuir had another corner down the far right, Walker played a quick one-two with Lownie and whipped it over to the back post where Boyack was inches away from heading it in.

Luthermuir got a goal back after 22 minutes when a throw-in down the left was collected by Burn and she laid it back to Godsall to cross into the box, Lownie took it down and lifted it over the on rushing keeper before slotting it home for 2-1.

Luthermuir then had their tails up and had numerous chances to get back on level terms but, from great defending by Ritchie, Forfar held on to the lead. Luthermuir then got their equaliser when a ball was mis-kicked by the Forfar defender and Lownie raced clear on goal, as she drew the keeper she slotted it home for 2-2. Final chance before the half ended fell to Brough where Walker fired over a corner but she headed over the cross bar from the middle of the goal.

HT 2-2

Luthermuir WFC now had their tails up and wanted to get the next goal straight from the kick off - and they didn’t disappoint.

With a training ground technique Lownie passed to Burn who laid it back to Brough to fire over the defence and catch Forfar offguard, Lownie took it down and slotted home for her hat-trick.

Luthermuir were now bossing the game and another great chance was created on the 51st minute when Burn raced down the right to cross low where Murison met it on the volley only to put it just over the crossbar.

Murison played a ball to Lownie through the middle and, as she skipped clear of the last defender, she fired just wide of the target.

Luthermuir then took their foot off the gas as Forfar started to come back into the game but with no real cutting edge up front. Some good work by Murison in the middle of the park to Burn then a quick one-two with Lownie created space where Calder ran clear with the ball but her shot went wide of the target.

After minutes, some good work by Brough down the left gained a corner from nothing, Murison fired over but Hendry just missed it at the back post.

Boyack, carrying an injury, then came off for Murray to join the field andLuthermuir had a few chances but again the shots went wide and the play became even for a spell.

Luthermuir sealed all three points on the 84th minute when a quick corner by Walker and Murison was fired low into the box, the keeper spilled the ball and Godsall was on hand to smash home for 4-2.

This was a great fightback from the girls after being two down, to win the game. Luthermuir now travel to Turriff this weekend for another League match.

Playerof the Match: Chelsey Lownie, match ball sponsor: A & G Robbie, Luthermuir

This year, Luthermuir Women’s Football Club introduced a new design of trophy for players who had committed to the club in appearances and decided to reward them for their efforts.

Afterthree seasons, Captain Tracey Walker achieved her 50th appearance for the club against Dee Ladies in May at Luthermuir Park.

On hand to award the trophy was the manager Scott A Walker

Luthermuir WFC said: “The club looks forward to 50 more appearance over the next few seasons and we appreciate the hard work she has put in.

“Well done Tracey from the club and the Scottish Football Association for your dedication to women’s football at Luthermuir WFC”

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Tracey 50:

Tracey Walker receives her trophy from manager Scott Walker.

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Action from the clash.