Junior Girls Football Aberdeenshire Cup Quarter Final.
Alford U15 Girls travelled to Stonehaven to play Mackie Academy in the Quarter Final of the Aberdeenshire Cup on Wed 11 Dec. It was a very cold and windy day in Stonehaven and with Alford Academy the present holders of the cup all was to play for.
Alford started the strongest with fantastic passing from the defence through midfield to the attack and in the 4th min took the lead with a great passing move and Becky slotting the ball home. It was basically all one way traffic in the first half with Darcie controlling the defence and the midfield of April, Becky, Demi and Rachel dominating the midfield. Kerin in goals had very little to do. Soon more goals were to follow with Demi scoring 4 in the 9th, 13th, 23rd, and 31st minute.
Half time Mackie 0 v 5 Alford.
Early in the second half Darcie took an injury to her right wrist and had to come off. Rachel wanted to move into the “centre mid back” position (ha ha) and changes were made to the midfield and attack.
Alford struck first in the second half with a goal from Stephanie in the 38th min. Alford seemed to loose their shape a little and Mackie started to fight back and scored in the 41st min. It then became an end to end game with both teams scoring after each other. Kerin in goals now had something to do. Demi in the 46th min, Mackie 53rd min, Becky 55th min, Mackie 60th min, Demi 66th min, Becky 67th and Mackie again in the 68th min.
This was a new look squad with some new S1 and S3 player joining the team. All players played extremely well in a cold and dark night in Stonie.
Final Score: Mackie 5 v 10 Alford.
Scorers Demi (6), Becky (3), Stephanie (1)
Alford now play either Ellon or Mintlaw in the semi-final. Date TBC.