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.