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Sunday March 6 saw the start of ladies’ shinty for the women of Cowal and Bute's second team.  Travelling away to Ardnamurchan with a newly formed squad and sparkling new kits from the club sponsor ABEL (Drainage), the girls arrived with confidence and faced a long day with a total of five games to be played.




The first was Fort William, and both teams were slow to start and seemingly slow to settle. The forwards narrowly missed three opportunities to put the game away and suffered as Fort William slotted a simple goal home.


The game finished 1-0 to Fort William.


Second up they faced Skye ladies. The game was even all the way and a fair 0-0 was drawn.


After a 15 minute break they marched out with purpose against Glen Urquhart. They were more confident on the ball and with a miss or two, started slotting home goals at ease. Both forwards Jennifer Cairney and Erin Scott saw the score sheet racking up three with surprising ease.


However Glen Urquhart squeezed in two late goals to finish the tie at 3-2 to Cowal Ladies.


Riding the confidence and eager to replay last year’s 1st team fixture against Ardnamurchan which saw Cowal lose 7-0; they started quick and looked dangerous throughout.


Jennifer Cairney slotting home first, and Erin Scott with an awesome chip shot from the left wing saw the opposition reel under the pressure, however they applied late pressure and pulled a goal back ending 2-1.


Finally the last fixture saw Lochabar face Cowal. Throughout they were evenly matched; however three minutes from the end Cowal ladies started to feel the effects of fatigue and the defence crumbled against a powerful and well placed shot from Lochabar ladies. A well-deserved win for lochabar winning 4 games out of 5. They sit pretty at the top of the league with 14 points and Cowal hunt the leaders with ten points and third place after day one.


Second team coach Michelle McDonald awarded Samantha Prentice lady of the day, and head coach Leon Braid gave merit to Rebecca Turner on defence. Head coach’s pick of the day went to Erin Scott for an outstanding performance and stunning goal.


Not a bad day for the 13-year-old. Focus now turns to the first team who face Lorne Ladies of Oban away this Sunday.


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