Post: Indoor fully underway, outdoor finished for first half – Weekend Review – 8th/9th December

L1s 4-4 Hillhead 1s; L1s 10-0 CALA Edinburgh 1s; L1s 3-6 Dundee Wanderers 1s

Clydesdale Western 1s began the defence of the Women’s National Indoor Division One title by picking up four points in their opening fixtures at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.

A long day was in store for the L1s, who were on the first, the middle and the final games of day at Bell’s on Sunday.  Game 1 against Hillhead 1s finished 4-4, thanks to a late equaliser from their west end opponents.  Then in their second match, the girls got into their stride by hitting ten past CALA Edinburgh 1s without conceding.

The final game of the day was always going to be the toughest as they played last season’s finalists in Dundee Wanderers 1s.  Wanderers bounced back from going a goal down early to lead 6-2 at half time.  The L1s did pull a goal back towards the end of the second period, but the 6-3 scoreline was how it would remain till the final whistle.

M1s 9-2 Kelburne 1s; M1s 3-8 Inverleith 1s

Clydesdale Men’s 1s got their season off to a decent start in Men’s National Indoor Division One at Bell’s Sports Centre in Perth on Saturday.

The M1s were initially expected to be in for a difficult start having been drawn to play last season’s Play-Off Finalists Kelburne and Inverleith on the opening weekend of indoor.

However, the ‘Dale got off to a cracking start by beating Kelburne 9-2 in their morning match.  Their second and final game proved to be a bit tougher, when they were beaten 8-3 by champions, and most likely league favourites, Inverleith in the afternoon passback.

L2s 4-3 Granite City Wanderers 1s; L1s 7-0 Kelburne 1s

Clydesdale Western 2s got their indoor season off to a flyer by winning both games in their opening fixtures in Women’s National Indoor Division Two at Dundee International Sports Centre.

The L2s narrowly beat northern side Granite City Wanderers 4-3 in their morning game.  Then in game two, the L2s comfortably dispatched Kelburne 1s 7-0.

Saturday – L4s 1-1 Ardrossan 1s (C Stirling); L5s 3-2 Kelburne 5s (E Neary, L Halley, C Clark); L6s 1-8 Glasgow University 4s (M Reilly)

Sunday – L4s 3-2 Loch Lomond 1s (G Schmolke, C MacDonald, S Watkiss) – Women’s West District Cup

Clydesdale Western’s West District sides completed the first half to their seasons over the weekend, featuring another huge three points.  That was of the L5s, who picked up their fifth league win in their last seven league outings following their 3-2 win at home to Kelburne 3s.  Goals from Emma Neary, Lauren Halley and Catherine Clark has now sent Trish Lonergan’s side up to fifth in Women’s West District Division Two, three points behind second placed, Uddingston 2s.  The L4s missed out on the chance to go third in Women’s West District Division One after drawing 1-1 against Ardrossan 1s – Cath Stirling scored for the L4s in Saltcoats.  The L6s remain bottom of Women’s West District Division Three after they suffered a heavy 8-1 defeat to second placed Glasgow University 4s, despite Monica Reilly scoring her first ever senior goal.

On Sunday, the L4s booked a place into the Quarter Finals of the Women’s West District Cup after seeing off a stirring comeback from Loch Lomond 1s.  The L4s were 2-0 up at home, but the visitors clawed their way back into the game with two goals.  ‘Dale Western 4s had time to conjure up a third and winning goal to qualify for the next round of the cup.  Goals for the L4s came from Georgia Schmolke, Claire MacDonald and Sophie Watkiss

Photo credit: Duncolm Sports Photography