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Dunfermline crowned champions after fine victory

Dunfermline Athletic Girls 7

Hynd 5, Murray 8, Wyse 16, Donaldson 31, Jayne Saunders 37, 42, Kerr 55

Glenrothes Strollers Girls 0

  • Saturday, 02 November 2013
  • Pitreavie
  • 13's Girls
  • Leauge

Michael Colville | YFS East Region Journalist
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Dunfermline were hosting Glenrothes Strollers for another exciting league encounter, but this wasn’t a regular league game as Dunfermline will be awarded the league title once the match was over. Dunfermline have had a terrific season so far and were looking to finish it on a high, but Glenrothes Strollers were also keen to pick up three points.
Dunfermline started the game off well, Morgan Cross skilfully turned around a Glenrothes defender and then took a shot inside the box but then Megan Philip made a great save and palmed the ball out for a corner. Cross came close again from the corner, Philip came off her line giving Cross the chance to take the lead but it went narrowly wide.
It wasn’t long before Lauryn Hynd put Dunfermline in the lead in the 5th minute. Morgan Cross played the ball out wide to Fiona Murray. Murray then crossed the ball into Hynd who controlled the ball well and smashed it into the back of the net making it 1-0.
Dunfermline increased their lead after Fiona Murray was fouled in the box. Murray slotted the ball coolly past the keeper giving Dunfermline their second goal in under 10 minutes. 
Glenrothes had their first chance of the game when Aimee Headland started a quick counter attack. She managed to play the ball out to Hannah Clark but the Dunfermline defence dealt with the attack well. Dunfermline continued to pass the ball about well, and almost had a chance when Jayny Saunders hit a hard shot from outside the box which narrowly went over. 
Dunfermline made it 3-0 in the 16th minute. Jayny Saunders crossed a beautiful ball into the box which went through the keeper and straight to Emily Wyse who knocked it into the net. Soon after the kick off Dunfermline continued to keep up the pressure as Morgan Cross hit the post from a powerful shot.
Glenrothes won an indirect free kick on the left side of the box after a pass back to the keeper. Aimee Headland played a good ball into the centre of the box but the defence cleared it well. Glenrothes kept pushing though, and almost created a chance after Dunfermline defender Ellie Donaldson blocked a cross into the box. The ball then deflected to Chelsea Mclean who struck it towards goal but Sarah King saved it well. 
Glenrothes almost grabbed a goal back just before half time when Aimee Headland ripped a player inside the box and played a low ball across the face of the goal but no one could reach it in time. The half time whistle blew shortly after. Dunfermline were dominating the game, as they were passing the ball about brilliantly and were creating plenty of chances. Glenrothes Strollers looked like they could score though as they had a few dangerous counter attacks and were defending strongly.
  • Half Time:
  • Dunfermline Athletic Girls
  • 3-0
  • Glenrothes Strollers Girls
The second half kicked off and it didn’t take long for Dunfermline to score their fourth goal of the game. In the 31st minute, Ellie Donaldson made a tremendous dribble from the halfway line and then slotted the ball into the back of the net from outside the box making it 4-0. 
Aimee Headland almost scored Glenrothes’s first goal of the game when she controlled a brilliant through ball into the box, beating a player whilst doing so. Headland was about to pull the trigger but Sarah King was ready to cut out the danger and won the ball well.
Dunfermline made it 5-0 in the 37th minute. A great passing move from the midfield lead to Morgan Cross collecting the ball out wide and playing a low pass into the centre of the box for Jayny Saunders who put it past the keeper.
Dunfermline continued to capitalise on their momentum and scored a sixth goal in the 42nd minute. Morgan Cross skilfully beat a player on the right wing and then crossed a low ball into Jayny Saunders who finished it for her second goal of the match. Dunfermline made it 7-0 shortly after Lauryn Hynd almost grabbed a second goal but it was saved brilliantly by Megan Philip, the shot was pushed back into the box though for Orla Kerr to tap it into the net. 
The match was finished shortly after, and Dunfermline were not only the winners of the game but league champions. The game was a great example of Dunfermline’s season as they have consistently played brilliantly and kept to a high standard, fully earning the title. Glenrothes Strollers played well but struggled to contain Dunfermline’s quick attacks. 
  • Full Time:
  • Dunfermline Athletic Girls
  • 7-0
  • Glenrothes Strollers Girls


Dunfermline Athletic Girls
Glenrothes Strollers Girls

1. Sarah King
2. llie Donaldson
3. Orla Kerr
4. Jayny Saunders
5. Rachel Snaddon
6. Morgan Cross
7. Summer Cowan
8. Caitlin Greaves
9. Lauryn Hynd
10. Jamie Miller
11. Isla Ogilvie
12. Fiona Murray
14. Emily Wyse

1. Sarah Jane Angel
2. Amy Jane Bunting
3. Abbie Lynne Cunningham
4. Aimee Headland
5. Michaela Lawson
6. Chelsea McLean
7. Lucy McLean
8. Megan Philip
9. Nioni Robertson
10. Hannah Clark

Star Player
Dunfermline Athletic Girls
Glenrothes Strollers Girls
Morgan Cross was my home star player as she created many chances through out the game and almost scored a few herself. Her skills on the ball were great to watch.
Aimee Headland was my home star player as her technical ability was impressive and it almost got them a few goals.
Magic Moment
Dunfermline Athletic Girls
Glenrothes Strollers Girls
Ellie Donaldsons superb dribble from the half way line was my home magic moment as it was absolutely brilliant.
My away magic moment was when Megan Philip made a tremendous save in the first half which looked nearly impossible to make.
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