Stonehaven ladies put eight past Buchan

In the end Stoney ladies won 8-2
In the end Stoney ladies won 8-2

On-form Stonehaven Ladies hosted Buchan Youth Ladies in a bid to get three points and stay top of the league - and were not disappointed.

Stoney started the game positively, missing a few chances in front of goal. Buchan capitalised on this and took the lead through a corner, the ball pinging around the Stonehaven box before being finally poked home.

Stoney ladies went in at half time 2-1 down

Stoney ladies went in at half time 2-1 down

It only took five minutes for Buchan to double their lead, the Stonehaven defence werefound sleeping and a well-hit shot floated over Paterson in goal. Stonehaven knew they were in for a tough game and managed to get one goal back before half time. Gordon, with a right-footed volley, beat the Buchan keeper.

Half time Stonehaven Ladies FC 1 - 2 Buchan Youth Ladies

Stonehaven got their equaliser straight from the kick off. Ferries racing onto a through-ball managed to fight off the Buchan defender and finished into the bottom right hand corner.

Quickly afterwards, Stonehaven took the lead. Urquhart broke forward from defence and her shot was saved by the Buchan keeper but it went straight to Ferries who crossed to Urquhart to finish off the move by finding the back of the net.

The fourth Stonehaven goal was Ferries’ second a cross into the box slotted home.

Next goal was from Taylor, a cross in from Stout on the wing found Taylor who scored in the bottom left hand corner.

The sixth and seventh goal both came from player-of-the-match, Gauld. Her first was a break through from a flick-on from Taylor. For the seventh, Gauld won the ball in midfield and ran onto goal and finished well.

Jamieson came off the subs bench to complete the scoring. A ball over the top of the Buchan defence saw her race through and finish into the bottom left hand corner.

It was a disappointing first half followed by a brilliant second period.

Next game is a league encounter on Sunday,April 6, against Deevale LFC.

Player of the match

Rachael Gauld.

Team - Paterson, Shanks, McBay, Townsend, Urquhart, Ferries, Gauld, Gordon, Stout, Taylor, Shepherd. Subs - Jamieson, Gibson.

Sponsors of Stonehaven ladies FC - Buttercup Beauty & Ian Brown Engineering Ltd.