Clydesdale Western Girls finished in fifth place in Catania with two draws and a loss. Friday saw them draw 1-1 with domestic rivals Grove Menzieshill. Clydesdale Western equalising through a field goal from player coach Cat Semple with 3 minutes to go.
Saturday saw a real dig dong game vs Belgium’s Royal Wellington. Anna Mae Morton put Clydesdale Western in front but the girls finished the half 1-2 down as Wellington came back into it. Clydesdale Western responded superbly in the second half and a penalty corner from Helen Walker and another field goal from Anna Mae Morton put the girls back in front but a penalty stroke conceded after 52 minutes allowed the Belgiums to square the game.
On Sunday Clydesale Western found HC Ritm-Azot Grodno too strong and went down 5-0. The girls finished third in their group but were the only side to take points from Royal Wellington!
The girls will have benefited greatly from the experience and with such a young team this will be great for the future.
Clydesdale Western head off today for Sicily to play in Club Champions Challenge I. The games are:
15.00 Friday 6th vs Grove Menziehill (Scot)
11.00 Saturday 7th vs Royal Wellington (Belgium)
11.00 Sunday 8th vs HC Ritm-Azot Grodno (Belarus)
Cross over games on Monday.
Best of luck to the girls. Temperature today was forecast to be 24°C rising to 28°C at the weekend. With many internationalists missing this will be a great opportunity for the young squad and they will be eager to show what they can do.
The playoffs for the National U16 League were on Sunday at Peffermill. PSL Clydesdale played Western Wildcats in the semi final and won 2-0 through a brilliant solo effort from David Nairn and Duncan Adams converting at the back post after good work from Alessandro Schenini.
The boys final placed them against free scoring Menzieshill who beat Watsonians 7-2 in their semi final. The boys tried to control the game and were 2-1 up late into the second half. Unfortunately they could not keep it going and eventually lost out 2-3.
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Clydesdale Western had to settle for being runners up in the final of the Scottish Cup today. Goals from Campbell and Drumond put Edinburgh Uni 2-0 up early on before Anne Mae Morton got one back to make it 2-1 after only 17 minutes. Edinburgh Uni had a great response scoring through Heather Lang just before half time and Camilla Lyttle made in 4-1 after an hour. Edinburgh Uni were able to see out time to win.
The season is not finished for the girls as they are training hard for Europe and their trip to Cantina, Sicily on 6th June for Club Champions Challenge where ironically their first game is vs. Grove Menziehill! Best wishes to the girls,