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Deveronvale Edge Out Westdyke in North Region Final

Deveronvale Girls 1

Grant 20

Westdyke CC 0

  • Saturday, 24 August 2019
  • Aberdeen Sports Village
  • 15's Girls
  • SWF North Region Cup Final

Deveronvale secured North Region Cup glory as they came out on top with a narrow win over Westdyke CC. The task for Westdyke was shown as Deveronvale breezed through to the final - winning the semi final 8-0 while Westdyke managed to prevail with a 3-2 win. All things considered and with the sun beating down it was sure to be an exciting match.

The game was quick to give us its first chance when in the fourth minute a long kick from Westdyke goalkeeper Stephanie Hodgson was controlled by Naomi Cruckshank who took the ball into the box and shot but it was blocked by a member of the Deveronvale defence. The rebound was collected by Cruckshank but her shot was well saved by Deveronvale keeper Gail Gilmour.

A minute later a through ball from Deveronvale Woman of the Match Anna Grant to Catie Carter ended in a shot from Carter and forced Westdyke’s Hodgson to pull of a spectacular save.

In the ninth minute a great move of passing play by the whole Westdyke team ended with Kara Davidson getting a shot away but was again forced away by Gilmour.

The play began to slow down for a while as both teams battled for control until the 20th minute when Deveronvale struck gold as a run down the wing by winger Catie Carter, allowed her the time and space to cross a beautiful ball into Grant who cooly struck the ball off the post and into the net to make it 1-0 to Vale.

Only four minutes later Deveronvale looked to double their lead as a through ball from Carter met Lori Lappin whos shot was just wide of the right hand post

Then just four minutes before halftime in the 31st minute a cut back from Deveronvale’s Karolina Zarzycka to Carter opened up Grant who received the ball and shot. Her effort was brilliantly saved by the leg of Westdyke keeper Hodgeson to keep her side in it going into the break.

  • Half Time:
  • Deveronvale Girls
  • 1-0
  • Westdyke CC

The second half also started quickly as a rocket of a shot by Deveronvale’s Grant was deflected away by a member of the Westdyke defence to keep the difference between the sides at one goal.

In the 43rd minute the Deveronvale attack kept going as a shot from Millie Mackenzie was well saved by Westdyke goalie Hodgeson who was displaying a women of the match style performance.

Time then began to pass with little attempts for both teams as the heat started to play its part on the game. But, in the 58th minute a run from Westdykes Kirsty Purcell looked dangerous as she crossed the ball into the box but Deveronvale keeper Gilmour was swiftly out to collect the ball.

The final chance of the game came in the 67th minute when a long range effort from Deveronvale’s Keryn Stronach forced Westdyke keeper Hodgeson to make a strong save.

The game ended 1-0 to Deveronvale after an exciting game that saw opportunities for both teams to take the trophy home. But ultimately Deveronvale came out on top, well done to all involved.

  • Full Time:
  • Deveronvale Girls
  • 1-0
  • Westdyke CC


Deveronvale Girls
Westdyke CC
1. Gail Gilmour
3. Jodie Murray
4. Demi Porter
5. Anna Grant
6. Skye Smith
8. Kirsten Harper
9. Eilidh Ewen
10. Karolina Zarzycka
11. Catie Carter
12. Sophie Golebiewski
14. Ola Maj
15. Caitlin Carnegie
16. Ciara McIntosh
17. Aleesha Duguid
19. Keryn Stronach
20. Rebecca Hay
22. Millie Mackenzie
23. Lori Lappin
1. Stephanie Hodgson
2. Amelia Hastings
3. Erin McChesney
4. Sarah Morrison
5. Faye Wilkie
6. Kirsty Innes
7. Sula Humberstone
8. Kara Davidson
9. Naomi Cruickshank
10. Halcyon Morgan
11. Kara Buckett
12. Phoebe Menzies
15. Abigayle Grant
16. Willow Whitehead
17. Caitlin Purcell
18. Kirsty Purcell
Star Player
Deveronvale Girls
Westdyke CC
Anna Grant due to her goalscoring and constant effort
Stephenie Hodgson due to keeping her team in the game for the whole 70 minutes
Magic Moment
Deveronvale Girls
Westdyke CC
The first goal - A well worked goal which proved to be the winner in a very close game
Goalkeeper Hodgeson’s save with her leg as many other keepers couldn’t make that save and it gave her team inspiration to try to get an equaliser
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