Grudge match against Glasgow ends in a draw

The Women’s 1st team were unable to beat rivals Glasgow this week, clinching a point from a tough match.

Edinburgh 1st team played Glasgow University for the first time this season on Wednesday 6 November.

Edinburgh fielded one of their strongest starting 11s of the season and coming off the back of  a 5-1 win away to RGU last week the team were confident.

Edinburgh saw most of the ball in the first 10 minute and pressed high trying to get the early goal. Brilliant play from Allison Low on the wide forced a mistake from Glasgow defence and Katy Cleland pounced and slotted past the advancing keeper.

Glasgow immediately responded and won back-to-back corners, but brave defending from Edinburgh, and from Lucy Stanton in particular, kept the score at 1-0.

Edinburgh dominated the midfield with McAvoy, Wilson and Mawson linking up well but the second goal didn’t materialise before half time.

The second half started and Glasgow stepped up their efforts but this didn’t stop Cleland rounding the keeper after a great through ball. Unfortunately, the angle was too tight and the shot was cleared. The play was end-to-end and Glasgow had a great chance to equal after a striker was through one to one but Ferguson held her ground and the effort was just wide. Pressure was on Edinburgh and an unfortunate own goal from a corner levelled the scores.

With less than 25 minutes to go Edinburgh were throwing everything they had at Glasgow but to no avail. Head Coach Mike Ross made five changes bringing on Robertson, Haines, Murdy, Keating and McNeill to add fresh legs and really push for the winner.

A few chances came Edinburgh’s way but the ball just wouldn’t hit the back of the net.
The score finished at 1-1; a frustrating point for the players to take after such a valiant effort from everyone. The results left Edinburgh in 3rd place in the 1A League.

The club now looks forward to its Scottish Student Cup games on 15 November away to Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian, as well as the 2nds BUCS fixture on Wednesday the 12th. All teams will be hoping to maintain their high standard of football.

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