Junior Girls Football v Ellon Academy (away)
Alford Junior Girls Football team travelled to Ellon on Thursday 5 March for a double Header game (league and Cup semi-final)
This was going to be a tough game with Ellon at the top of the league. What made it even tougher was that the team travelled with 3 key defensive players off ill.
The match didn’t start Alfords way with Ellon getting the first goal in under 2 min. This shocked the girls into action. Alford started to pass the ball about with great linking moves. Demi had an opportunity to score in the 7 min but her free kick just went over the bar. 2 other attempts were blocked off the line then Stefanie hit the post in the 8 min.
Stefanie eventually scored for Alford in the 29 min and it was all one way traffic with the ball hardly being in the Alford half. Unfortunately chance after chance just missed the target.
In the second half Darcie came out of goals and Rachel went in. Alford were pushing for the second goal and a lucky deflection saw the Ellon forward with the ball to slot into the Alford goal in the 21 min.
Heads didn’t go down. The girls kept on pressing for the equaliser with Stefanie and then Demi coming close. Unfortunately time was against Alford and the final score was 2 v 1 to Ellon.
Alford certainly played the better football but the missed opportunities cost them the match.
Credit must be given to all the plyers for their effort and commitment, it just wasn’t our day.
The Junior girls still have 1 league match to play against Mintlaw (away), The North of Scotland semi-final against either Fortrose or Kingussie (Home) and the Soccer 7’s Final round – so lots of football still to play.