Stoney girls get the drop on Luthermuir

Luthermuir Girls played Stonehaven Girls this past weekend
Luthermuir Girls played Stonehaven Girls this past weekend

Luthermuir WFC looked forward to entertaining league leaders, Stonehaven, on a wet day at Luthermuir Park last weekend.

Start of the first half was a close affair with both teams trying to get the advantage in the game, without the teams testing either keeper.

Luthermuir started to create a few openings near the end of the half, but their strikers were unable to find that crucial finish.

Luthermuir WFC started the second half so slow they paid the price within a minute, a ball down the right was crossed to the back post and Taylor rose unmarked to head it in for 1-0.

Luthermuir, straight from the kick off, had a great chance when Boyack put the ball in behind the defence and Egginton raced in on goal but she fired her shot at the Stoney keeper Paterson and it was cleared.

Luthermuir then shot themselves in the foot 60 seconds later when Stonehaven made it 2-0. Good work from Urquhart saw her play the ball through to Taylor who finished for her second of the match. Luthermuir had plenty chances with their forwards looking dangerous on the break but were unable to find that vital goal. Stonehaven then killed the game off with their third goal.

Taylor harassed the Luthermuir back line and got her reward to finish off her hat trick with a low drilled shot into the corner of the net.

In the final few minutes, a foul on Luthermuir’s Egginton on the edge of the box was whipped over by Hendry and Egginton bulleted a header past the keeper for a consolation goal.

Luthermuir had many goal scoring chances but failed to hit the target and got punished at the other end with the strikers having an off day.

Next game for Stonehaven is the league cup quarter-final at home to Hamilton on May 4.

Man of the Match Luthermuir: Stacey Boyack

Players of the match Stonehaven - Kerri Taylor

Match Ball Sponsor: A & G Robbie, Luthermuir

Luthermuir - Charles, Godsall, Burn (Barker), Bruce, Hendry, Nicol (Andrew), Lownie, Boyack, Brough (Santos), Egginton, Young, – Subs: Murray, Stewart.

Stonehaven - Paterson, C.Bowie, Gibson, Townsend, McBay, Ferries, Gauld, Gordon, Urquhart, Jamieson, Taylor. Subs - E.Bowie, Shepherd, Mcgregor, McMahon.