Central Girls Football Academy and Hearts Girls met at the University of Stirling on the 05/10/2014 in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup. It what was a great game for the neutral with Hearts winning 4-2 to reach their third successive national final at this age group.
The game started at a fast pace with the Hearts players testing Claire Whitaker who responded with some very good saves. However this pressure would result in the first goal of the game. It came after five minutes from Hearts captain Naomi Welch after showing great technique to dribble past the Central Girls’ goalkeeper and finish calmly.
With Hearts on top and Naomi Welch dictating play the Central Girls were having their best chances from set pieces. And after a great corner from Central’s Taylor Rose Hamill, which was well finished by Kirstie McIntosh, Central made the game 1-1 halfway through the first half.
However Hearts replied quickly after a fantastic run from Tia-Louise Munro who assisted Caitlin Black who finished well.
This was followed soon after with another Hearts goal after the ball broke loose in the Central Girls’ penalty area allowing for Michaela McAlonie to capitalize - making the score 3-1 at half time.