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Linlithgow Rose emerge victorious against Bonnyrigg Rose Girls

Linlithgow Rose Girls 5

Molloy 5, Johnston 23, Molloy 27, Molloy 50, Molloy 62

Bonnyrigg Rose Girls 0

  • Saturday, 15 March 2014
  • Linlithgow Leisure Centre
  • 15's Girls
  • Frankie Brown League
Heather McCorriston

Heather McCorriston | YFS South East Region Journalist

Saturday saw Linlithgow Rose Girls take on Bonnyrigg Rose Girls in an 15's clash at Linlithgow Leisure Centre.
Despite being self confessed "slow starters", Linlithgow Rose took early control of the ball and secured their first goal at the five minute mark. A long throw in allowed Grace Molloy to neatly tap the ball into the right hand side of the net.
A free kick on the half way line for Rose looked set to secure their second goal after a lovely shot from Laura Hopwood but Bonnyrigg's keeper, Courtney McDonald, was alert and comfortably saved the shot.
Linlithgow continued to dominate with Bonnyrigg unable to break out of their half but Linlithgow seemed unable to add to their early goal.
Linlithgow took their first corner of the match at the fifteen minute mark. Molloy took control of the ball from the corner and broke down the right but the ball was once again comfortably saved by McDonald despite pressure from Lucy Mcewan.
By the midpoint of the first half, Bonnyrigg came more into the game but a good play down the left between Linlithgow's Mcewan and Anna Johnston crossed the ball out for Linlithgow's second corner of the match. Tactics from the training ground caused controversy as the ball was put into play without Bonnyrigg realising, allowing Johnston to break free and secure Linlithgow's second goal with a neat tap past the keeper.
Bonnyrigg fought back with an excellent free kick from Nicole Selkirk but Linlithgow's keeper, Beth Hopwood, took the ball well.
In the last action of the first half, Linlithgow returned the ball to Bonnyrigg's half and, after short clearance from McDonald, the ball hit the bar and came down close to the line. Linlithgow claimed it was over but play continued and Molloy took control of the ball to finish the goal off. 
  • Half Time:
  • Linlithgow Rose Girls
  • 3-0
  • Bonnyrigg Rose Girls
Bonnyrigg started brighter in the second half with Lori Brownwright taking control of the ball and skilfully passing it to Natasha Selkirk, putting Selkirk in the clear. However, the ball was intercepted by Rachel Corrie before Bonnyrigg could make an attempt at the goal.
It wasn't long before Bonnyrigg did make an attempt at a goal but the great shot from Aimee Dilworth ended just wide. Brownwright soon got a break but couldn't quite get the power and her shot was safely taken by Hopwood.
Linlithgow kept the pressure on with Molloy providing a tempting ball across the face of the goal but there were no takers. Rheanna Kennedy found the ball and played it to Molloy who was once again able to tap it in for Linlithgow's fourth goal at the 50 minute mark.
Bonnyrigg managed to make it out of their half again but failed to capitalise on their break down the right and the ball went out for a throw in. There was some lovely footwork from Linlithgow's Johnston as the ball returned to Bonnyrigg's half but McDonald was alert and saved the shot from Tara McGonigal.
In the 62nd minute, Ellie Johnston stepped up to take one of her incredibly long throw ins for Linlithgow. There were no takers but Ellie Johnston found the ball again and played it to Anna Johnston then to Malloy who scored her fourth goal of the game to the keeper's left.
Shortly after, Malloy managed to sneak in a sixth goal for Linlithgow but the ref called for offside and the score remained at 5-0.
Bonnyrigg made a final break in the dying minutes of the game with Erin Brigham playing a great ball to Brownwright but Brownwright couldn't quite keep the ball down and it went over for a Linlithgow ball. 
  • Full Time:
  • Linlithgow Rose Girls
  • 5-0
  • Bonnyrigg Rose Girls


Linlithgow Rose Girls
Bonnyrigg Rose Girls
1. Ellie Arthur
2. Kirsty Barnes
3. Hannah Cockburn
4. Rachel Corrie
5. Beth Hopwood
6. Laura Hopwood
7. Anna Johnston
8. Ellie Johnston
9. Rheanna Kennedy
10. Hannah Kerr
11. Lucy Mcewan
12. Megan McLeod
14. Grace Molloy
15. Fiona Tuckett
16. Laura Welsh
17. Zoe Miller
18. Tara McGonigal
19. Aimee Cockburn
1. Erin Brigham
2. Lori Brownwright
3. Rebecca Cawkwell
4. Aimee Dilworth
5. Chloe Ferguson
6. Hazel George
7. Ruth Gorman
8. Natalie Hastie
9. Megan Johston
10. Kiera Laing
11. Courtney McDonald
12. Kelsey Myers
14. Abbie Nicholson
15. Natasha Selkirk
16. Nicole Selkirk
17. Katie Thomson
Star Player
Linlithgow Rose Girls
Bonnyrigg Rose Girls
Grace Molloy
Katie Thomson
Magic Moment
Linlithgow Rose Girls
Bonnyrigg Rose Girls
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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