Women draw with Glasgow visitors

LUTHERMUIR Women kicked off their first ever friendly to be played at Luthermuir Park with high hopes of showing the good turnout of home supporters a cracking game and they did not let them down.

The Glasgow team settled the quicker with some nice passes. On three minutes a ball down the left wing was dummied by the striker. She caught the ‘Muir defence sleeping as she turned and headed into the box where a low cross was controlled by the attacker and fired home.

A number of chances for both teams were being created with both trying to use the wide pitch but great defending on both sides kept the score the same.

Half-time: Luthermuir 0, Glasgow 1.

The ‘Muir passed the ball about well looking for a gap. On 52 minutes a free kick 35 yards out on the left was floated over the back line by Bruce. LOWNIE rifled the ball past the ‘keeper for 1-1.

Luthermuir let their opponents get more of the ball, which they would regret. On 57 minutes a Glasgow midfielder took the ball down and crossed low to an unmarked striker who slotted it home from six yards.

Five minutes later the ball was released by Charles down the left wing and some good passes over the next few minutes started to stretch the Glasgow Girls. A great ball through midfield by Barker to Murison let her go down the wing and as she cut inside she was chopped down. Bruce stepped up from 20 yards out on the right hand side and fired the ball over the ‘keeper into the top corner for 2-2.

The game was starting to open up with both teams having chances. Luthermuir looked the stronger. As the ball was played over the back line on 72 minutes Shaw was away with just the outrushing ‘keeper to beat. She coolly chipped it over her and as Lownie was following the ball up it went over the line but she was deemed offside.

The last chance fell for Murison on 86 minutes when a good one-two in the centre by Murison and Park had her away behind the defence but as she was about to shoot a last gasp tackle deflected the ball for a throw in.

Luthermuir: Charles (Tait), Murray (Park), Young, Steel, Cheyne (Stewart), Shaw, Bruce, Barker, Forrester (Brown), Lownie and Murison.

Player of the Match: Hannah Steel.