Pressure dominate

1 MAR 2015 | BY JENNIFER WILKIE

Final score Pressure 45 Holyrood (2) 14

On Sunday 1st March U15 Pressure travelled through to Edinburgh today for their quarter final match against Holyrood 2

Having never played against this side the players and coaching team didn’t know what to expect. However a strong first quarter saw Pressure easily net from their own Centre passes and great defensive pressure from Grace Laverty (WD), Lydia Porter-Smith (GD) and Anne Young (GK) saw them turn over several of Holyrood’s. Quarter time score 13-4 to Pressure.

No changes were made going into the second quarter to allow the girls to get into a good rhythm. Despite this, Pressure struggled to find the net in the first 5 minutes of this quarter allowing Holyrood to narrow the gap to 14 goals to 8. However, a key turnover from Lydia Porter-Smith that was converted by Abbie Murray (GS), allowed the team to get back into their rhythm. The half time score 22-11 to Pressure.

Changes made going into the third were Eilidh McNaughton on to WD, Rona Wilson on to GD and Lydia Porter-Smith back to GK.

After a shaky start to the second quarter the G84 side had a lot to prove. The defensive pressure continued from Eilidh, Rona and Lydia with numerous turnovers allowing Mackenzie Serpell © and Mhairi Cromar (WA) to easily feed the shooting duo of Eleanor Young (GA) and Abbie. This was a particularly strong quarter, 36-13 to Pressure.

Only one change was made going into the final quarter with Rachel Moore coming onto GS. The defence were again relentless in this quarter allowing Holyrood only 1 goal. The final score 45-14 to Pressure securing them a place against Newtonhill (Aberdeen) in the semi final of the Scottish Youth Cup.

Team: Abbie Murray, Anne Young, Eilidh McNaughton, Eleanor Young, Grace Laverty, Kate Addo, Lydia Porter-Smith, Mackenzie Serpell, Mhairi Cromar, Rachel Moore and Rona Wilson.