Stoney Ladies edge Development squad

Stonehaven kicked off their second half of the season with an away fixture against Aberdeen Development.

Stonehaven controlled the possession in the early stages but it was Aberdeen who took the lead, their striker too quick for the Stoney defence as she raced through and coolly finished low into the net.

Stonehaven were looking for a quick response and were awarded a penalty. Urquhart stepped up and finished high into the left side of the goal.

Only a few minutes later Aberdeen were then awarded a penalty of their own, which was finished low into the left bottom corner of the net. Stonehaven were again quick to respond, Jamieson quick to race onto a ball through from midfield and finish passed the Aberdeen keeper.

Stonehaven then took the lead for the first time in the match, a great through ball from Penny in the middle found E.Bowie who smashed the ball into the net.

Half time Aberdeen Development 2 - 3 Stonehaven Ladies FC

After a high paced first half, both teams struggled to keep up the same tempo in the second half. Stonehaven created good chances to extend their lead but were unable to finish them off.

It was Aberdeen who found an equalizer, their striker racing past the Stoney defence to finish from close range.

This spurred Stoney into action and they took the lead again, Gordon volleying home after some good passing play. Stonehaven then got another goal, a long range effort from Gordon beat the Aberdeen keeper.

Aberdeen got a goal back to make the last 5 minutes very tense but Stoney held on to collect all 3 points.

Next game for Stonehaven is a league fixture, at home to Kemnay Ladies FC on the 10th August.

Team lineup - Paterson, Ferries, Gibson, Townsend, Urquhart, E.Bowie, Penny, McBay, Gordon, Jamieson, Taylor. Subs - McKay.

Players of the match - Kirsty Ferries.

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