EUWAFC 1sts successful following 5-2 victory at St Andrews

This week it was Edinburgh 1sts who made the trip to play St Andrews 1sts, who went into the game with confidence after their 2-0 win over Glasgow the previous week.

The two sides had faced off against one another in a pre-season game where the Edinburgh side came out on top but it was clear from the outset that this was going to be a tough game for both sides.

There was nothing between the two teams in the opening 20 minutes of the game but soon St Andrews got a break and after a scramble in the box, St Andrews took advantage and took a 1-0 lead.

Edinburgh had the opportunity to level the scoring five minutes before half time when a penalty was awarded after a foul on Beth Macleod.

The penalty was well taken but an in-form St Andrews keeper guessed right and palmed the ball away from goal. Minutes later, St Andrews had a corner and their centre-back rose above everyone to head the ball into the net. It gave the home side a 2-0 lead at half-time.

As the second half got underway it was clear the Edinburgh side were not there to be defeated.

Half-time substitute Caroline Heron pulled one back for the visiting side minutes into the second half and this was followed by a second not long after when an Edinburgh free kick smacked the cross bar and Heron headed the rebound in.

As momentum gathered Edinburgh continued to dominate. They took the lead minutes later when captain Hannah Craig sent the ball into the box, where Heron chested it down and slotted it home. 3-2, and Edinburgh did not stop there.

Macleod scored Edinburgh’s fourth after some fancy footwork past the St Andrews defence and Hattie Chandler wrapped up the game with an excellent first time finish from a cross, hitting it into the top left hand corner.

As the final whistle blew the Edinburgh side celebrated an incredible second half comeback that saw them remain undefeated in the BUCS 1A league. Three more points for EUWAFC 1sts this week.

The team currently lies in second position in the BUCS Football Scottish 1A league with nine points, trailing Sterling 1sts by only three goals.

Next week they take on Stirling 1sts at Peffermill which is set be the biggest game of the season. The 2nds will also be in action against Stirling 2nds at Peffermill, with the kick off at 14:00. After their impressive start to the season, the women’s team will hope to continue their unbeaten run and rise to the top of their respective leagues.

Image courtesy of Craig Doyle of Saints Photograph

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