The first league game of the 2014 season saw Stonehaven Ladies host Aberdeen Development at Mineralwell Park. Stonehaven were keen to keep their winning streak going after last week’s victory over Edinburgh South in the league cup.
The game was highly contested throughout by both teams.
The start of the game saw opportunities fall to both teams, without any team making a break through.
The first Stonehaven goal came 20 minutes into the game when C.Bowie found the ball on the right, she passed to Gauld who from outside the box fired towards the goal and found the back of the net.
The rest of the first half continued with both teams having possession and chances on goal. Paterson in the Stonehaven goal made some fine stops to keep the game at 1-0 going into the break.
Half time Stonehaven Ladies FC 1 - 0 Aberdeen Development
The second half was again hotly contested with Stonehaven looking to get another goal to settle some nerves, and Aberdeen looking to get back into the game.
Aberdeen started to open up the Stonehaven defence but couldn’t find the much needed equaliser. Then Stonehaven struck to get their second goal. Good work from Stout on the left wing, who crossed the ball to Ferries in the middle who slotted home low into the right hand corner. Again Aberdeen continued to put pressure on the Stonehaven defence and goalkeeper but couldn’t find a way passed Paterson. Stonehaven held on to claim a much deserved 2-0 victory.
Next game for Stonehaven is in the league away to Kemnay Ladies this Sunday,March 16.
Player of the match - Julie Paterson.
Team line up - Paterson, C.Bowie, Gibson, Penny, Urquhart, Ferries, Stout, Gauld, Gordon, Shepherd, Taylor.
Sponsors of Stonehaven Ladies FC - Buttercup Beauty & Ian Brown Engineering