On Saturday Monifieth Ladies had two reasons to celebrate as their 13’s and 15’s sealed victories in their final home games of the season. This rounded off hugely successful campaigns for the teams as both were then presented with the league trophies having sealed top spot in their respective divisions.
Monifieth Reds 13’s came up against Montrose Youth in the pouring rain at Riverview Park on Saturday morning. Despite the conditions the girls put on a fine display that was befitting of their form throughout the season. The home team went into the half time break with a 2-0 lead, following goals from Aimee Robertson and Katie Shaw. In the second half Liberty Whyte bagged the team’s third goal to secure the win. The following day the Reds capped off their title-winning season with a 2-0 win against Forfar Farmington Flyers. The stats back up how impressive this team has been: played 18 and won 18. An utterly stunning show of commitment that makes them worthy winners of this year’s Lisa Evans (Dundee/Angus) league.
As for Monifieth’s 15’s, they were up against East Fife in their final home encounter. In the first half they stormed into a 3-0 lead after Megan Robb opened the scoring and Shaylen Anderson grabbed a double. East Fife pulled a goal back prior to half time but, in the second half, Monifieth’s performance upped a level as they fired in another three goals to secure victory. Robb scored a second before Anderson completed her hat-trick shortly after. Eirinn McCafferty scored the final goal, with an excellent curled finish, to confirm a superb 6-1 win for the home team. It was another exemplary performance, in testing conditions, that showed everyone why they were Emma Mitchell league champions for 2015.
As both teams received their winners’ medals and trophies the club could reflect on its success this past year. To have two title-winning sides in one season is a testament to the great work done by the coaches, staff, parents and, of course, the players. They will be celebrating this achievement for the time being but everyone at the club will be looking to enjoy further success of this nature. The players will continue to push themselves, in order to improve, and try to repeat was has been accomplished this year. In doing so Monifieth Ladies will cement its place as one of the most talented and capable clubs in the East Region.