Super Stirling sends L4s to Plate win – Weekend Review – Sunday 5th May

Women’s Scottish District Plate Final – Glasgow Green

Clydesdale Western 4s 2-0 Glasgow Accies 1s (C Stirling (2))

Clydesdale Western 4s sealed the Women’s Scottish District Plate with a superb victory over Glasgow Accies 1s in the Final at Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday morning.

A goal in each half from Cath Stirling gave ‘Dale Western 4s a 2-0 win over their Women’s West District Division One counterparts to claim the Women’s Scottish District Plate.

Marnie Moulson’s reverse stick shot was impressively saved on the line, but Cath Stirling (not pictured) was on hand to tap in the rebound. (Photo credit: Duncolm Sports Photography)

A fairly comprehensive performance in the first ten minutes from the L4s was played before the deadlock was broken from a penalty corner. Wendy Justice’s strike from the top of the circle was deflected away initially by an Accies defender. The ball fell for Marnie Moulson, who saw her reversed shot saved on the line before the rebound was tucked in by Stirling.

Anna Winter (left) and Marnie Moulson (right) watch on as the ball flies low into the corner for a 2-0 Clydesdale Western 4s scoreline. (Photo credit: Ady Allan)

In the second half, both sides had chances to score the second goal of the game. Glasgow Accies best chances fell from corner opportunities, which were dealt with well by L4s ‘keeper Kirstin Stobo. Fifteen minutes into the second half was when Clydesdale Western 4s found their second goal – which effectively sealed the Final. Ellen Murray released Moulson down the right, who skipped past the challenge of a defender before dropping a pass back on the spot for Stirling to sweep low into the corner. Despite Accies best efforts to force their way back into the game, the L4s kept possession well as they saw out the Final without any major alarms.

Cath Stirling (centre) is embraced by teammates for doubling her tally – and more importantly doubling the L4s tally in the second half. (Photo credit: Duncolm Sports Photography)

It capped off an impressive performance for Clydesdale Western 4s. The experienced players showing an excellent work ethic, coupled with the younger players who grew in confidence up until the final whistle.

Captain Maureen White lifts the Scottish Women’s District Plate high following their 2-0 win over Glasgow Accies in the Final. (Photo credit: Duncolm Sports Photography)

The club would like to congratulate Clydesdale Western 4s – who were managed by Marg Taylor – on their Plate victory on Sunday morning. Many thanks to all who came to Glasgow Green to cheer on the L4s too!

Photo credit: Duncolm Sports Photography