Glasgow City Blacks gave coach Craig Joyce the perfect leaving present as they became SWF Youth Cup Under 13’s Champions. They did so in style, racking up a 12-1 win against a young Aberdeen 12’s team.
Playing a year above their own age group, Aberdeen struggled against a well-oiled City machine. But they were a credit to themselves, plugging away throughout and scoring a goal of genuine quality through Erin Henderson.
Nicole Miller, who was in goals for the Reds, can be extremely proud of her performance. She pulled off save after save to keep the score down.
City were in front inside the first minute. Lucy Sinclair received a pass from Hannah Scott and tucked away a composed finish.
It was after this that Miller embarked on a spell of unbelievable goalkeeping. First she tipped over a shot from distance by Laura McCartney and then pulled off a double save from Lucy Ronald.
That was only the start of it as she went on to deny Scott, Ronald, Sinclair and McCartney on numerous occasions.
Glasgow eventually breached the one women barrier again six minutes before half time. Perhaps unsurprisingly it took a deflection to do so, Sinclair’s shot ricocheting off a defender’s leg and into the net.
And another came along three minutes later. Scott drove forward from midfield and placed a shot into the top right corner. Scott deserved her goal. She had been at the centre of Blacks’ play in the first half, pulling strings, confidently spreading play and assisting the first two goals.