Derby win moves Falkirk Ladies to the top of the table

On Sunday 12th May 1st met 2nd in the SWFL 2nd Divison East/Central league at Dunipace Juniors.  The Falkirk Ladies Reserves team sat top of the division on 13 points with Falkirk FC in 2nd place with 7 points so the local derby match had alot at stake. Both team came into this game unbeaten in the league and determined to keep it that way so something was going to give.'''With the rain pouring down the game kicked off and the visitors started strongly with striker Adele Paterson seeing alot of the ball.  For the first 10 minutes it was all Falkirk FC as they pushed forward determined to score an early ball.  But the Falkirk LFC Reserves defenders, Aimee Thomson & Kerry Lake controlled the central area well and stopped any real chances.  As the home side got their feet they started to push forward, using their pacy wingers Rachel Donaldson & Diane Harkins to good effect.  The breakthrough came on 11 minutes as Rachel drove into the 18-yard box on the left and whipped a low ball across the box and striker Beck
On Sunday 12th May 1st met 2nd in the SWFL 2nd Divison East/Central league at Dunipace Juniors. The Falkirk Ladies Reserves team sat top of the division on 13 points with Falkirk FC in 2nd place with 7 points so the local derby match had alot at stake. Both team came into this game unbeaten in the league and determined to keep it that way so something was going to give.'''With the rain pouring down the game kicked off and the visitors started strongly with striker Adele Paterson seeing alot of the ball. For the first 10 minutes it was all Falkirk FC as they pushed forward determined to score an early ball. But the Falkirk LFC Reserves defenders, Aimee Thomson & Kerry Lake controlled the central area well and stopped any real chances. As the home side got their feet they started to push forward, using their pacy wingers Rachel Donaldson & Diane Harkins to good effect. The breakthrough came on 11 minutes as Rachel drove into the 18-yard box on the left and whipped a low ball across the box and striker Beck
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Though the senior side was defeated 3-1 by Celtic, Falkirk Ladies came up trumps in the local reserve derby at Dunipace.

Falkirk Ladies Reserves sat top of the division on 13 points with Falkirk FC in second place with seven, but the victory extended the league leaders’ advantage.

Yet for the first 10 minutes it was all Falkirk FC as they pushed forward bdefenders, Aimee Thomson and Kerry Lake controlled the central area well and as the home side got their feet they started to push forward themselves on the wings with Rachel Donaldson and Diane Harkins.

The breakthrough came on 11 minutes as Donaldson drove into the box and whipped a low ball across for striker Becky Robertson to slot under the goalkeeper Katie Hannam.

The visitors were stunned as the goal came out of no-where from a fast break. The goal advantage gave the Reserves the lift they needed and they started to control the game and Taylor Johnstone charged down a ball just outside the box on 15 minutes and slipped through to Donaldson who scored in off the right-hand post.

The visitors’ refused to give in and the Ladies’ captain, goalkeeper Fiona Reid, dealt with any through balls easily as she was out sharp and communicating well with her defenders.

The second half saw Falkirk LFC Reserves having the advantage of the wind and in a reshuffle Donaldson moved to centre-forward with Diane Harkins off injured.

With time running out Falkirk kept putting the ball forward but again Jillian Leiper, Thomson and Lake repelled their advances to earn the win for the Ladies.