Hockey ladies lose narrowly

GHK 4s 3, Dumfries 2s 2

Dumfries Ladies 2s started this fixture in a very positive way and quickly found themselves one goal up, with Anna Clark striking the ball into the net from a strong pass from captain Maz-Bell Irving.

Constant pressure from Dumfries then resulted in a goal for Angie Beattie, with Emily McKie, Amy Hunter and Gladys McClymont being constant threats. In defence, Emily Anderson, Anne Lees, Laura Kirkpatrick, Amy Hunter and Georgia Hook thwarted every attack.

It was a disappointed Dumfries who finished the first half having conceded a goal, but the second half proved more disappointing as Dumfries, finding themselves short of recent matches, never really hit top gear – conceding two more goals and picking up a couple of injuries.

Dumfries 2s 1, Uddingston 1

In what was their second game of the weekend, it was a first-class performance from the Dumfries squad, with some excellent passing and movement.

Dumfries enjoyed the majority of the play in the first half, but did find themselves 1-0 down at half-time. However, everything was very positive, with Dumfries continuing to put on the pressure, until Gladys McClymont managed to convert a chance in front of goal. At full-time, Dumfries were still looking for a second goal but had to settle for one point.

Glasgow Accies 2, Dumfries 1s 5

The ladies first team played Glasgow Accies in only their fourth West District 1st Division fixture of the season.

Although possession was split evenly in the first, Dumfries opened the scoring from a fine top “D” strike from Jane Swanston.

Another goal was added from some neat passing play that found Naomi Cowan convert from the penalty spot. Accies managed to pull one back from a penalty corner before half-time.

Accies started the second half stronger, and managed to equalise. After great attacking play from Abbie Taylor and Ariadne Weir, Dumfries piled pressure on the Accies defence. The third goal came from Emma Miller, who drove into the D and scored into a narrow gap through the defence.

This gave Dumfries the confidence to continue to press and soon after Miller put Swanston in for her second. Dumfries added a fifth goal from one of a few penalty corners won. Margaret Miller found Naomi Cowan on the post, and the youngster held off two defenders to turn and put the ball into the goal.

The club is always on the lookout for new players. Men over 16 train on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm at King George. Ladies over 16 train on Tuesdays nights from 7-9pm. S1-S4 pupils from 6-7pm and primary 4-7 pupils who are interested, are welcome to come along to Max High on Sundays from 10-11.