Women meet a great team on form

LUTHERMUIR Women travelled to Paisley to play a very good First Division club in the Women’s Henson Scottish Cup first round.

The game was played in torrential rain and swirling winds. The first chance fell to Lownie but the last defender made great ground to get back and tackle well.

Paisley were creating chances with the Muir girls struggling to cope with quick passing. On 12 minutes a Paisley corner was whipped over and the attacker rose to head home.

Four minutes later the home side created another chance straight through the heart of the midfield for the striker on the edge of the box to lash into the net.

Lownie was played in behind the line by Shaw but the defence burst after her and cleared.

Luthermuir struggled to get to grips with the astro surface and before they could get their breath they were three down. Another corner was whipped over and again the attacker rose unmarked to head home.

The girls’ heads went down. Within two minutes a ball over the top was missed by Forrester and the attacker slotted it home.

On 30 minutes the ball was played low into the box and not cleared by the defence, to be fired home. Ten minutes later a great ball through the midfield was collected by the striker who skipped past Steel to score, low and hard.

Half-time: Paisley 6, Luthermuir 0.

Despite the wind’s help Luthermuir conceded again when the striker fired home.

On 58 minutes a great one-two opened up the defence and a low cross was tapped in. Seven minutes later came a ninth, and despite substitutions the 10th was not far behind.

Luthermuir created a couple of chances but Lownie and Bruce both went wide.

On 80 minutes the ball was fired across goal and Charles collided with the attacker. The ball rolled to the back post and was tapped in. Charles had to be taken off and Bruce went in goal.

The final goal came just before the whistle when a low cross from the right was fired home by the attacker with Bruce trying to dive at her feet.

Luthermuir: Charles, Forrester (Burn), Forbes, Steel, Murison, Shaw, Bruce, Barker (Tait), Brown (Borland), Smith and Lownie.

Player of the match: Sammy Murison.

Match ball sponsor: Scots Corner, Luthermuir.