Seven up for Violets with victory at Letham

A snowy Violet kick off
A snowy Violet kick off

EAST Fife Violet under 11s travelled to visit Letham at Seven Acres in Perth and came away with the points after a 7-4 victory.

The under 13 team had a less productive time of it at the same venue, and in spite of goals by Sally Hasselgren and Sara Davidson, they narrowly lost 3-2.

The under 15s travelled to Lochee Park in Dundee to face Celtic Tayside.

An immensely entertaining and high scoring match ensued with the Fifers losing by two goals in spite of a hat trick from Amanda Duffy, a brace by Lucy Bryant and a debut goal from Kerri Dinnel.

A late call off for Sunday’s match at King George V Park due to a snow covered pitch in Leven meant that the visit of Hibs under 17s will have to be rescheduled.

Afternoon kick offs meant that both East Fife Violet Women’s XI game at Stratheden (pictured), and the East Fife Ladies first team match away to Hearts, went ahead in spite of the near blizzard conditions.

Violet, again missing key players, played against Dunfermline and put up a plucky performance.

They conceded an early goal but were extremely unlucky to go in at half time three down after an outrageously offside goal was allowed to stand.

Further controversy occurred when a penalty decision was given for hand ball after Rosie Allen clearly blocked with her upper torso.

The spot kick was saved brilliantly by Forgan diving to her right, but unfortunately the rebound was stabbed home.

Broadhurst, who had come close in the first half, again tested the ‘keeper who saved well, again denying Violet after tipping a volleyed effort over after an inswinging McAdam corner.

Player manager, Tracy Flatt had an outstanding game and marshalled her team with aplomb.

After Allen was forced off with a back injury, replaced by Hunt, East Fife’s efforts remained unrewarded and with five substitutes the Pars were able to rotate personnel and score three more goals on the break as the home team tired in the freezing conditions.

They can, however, take solace from the fantastic never say die spirit shown by the girls in their first ever Second Division East league match.

The first team travelled to Edinburgh in their opening SFL Division One encounter.

They came away a point after a creditable 3-3 draw on an artificial surface against Hearts with two goals from Kirsty Semple and one from Lisa Fitzpatrick. The club is keen to hear from any interested players no matter their previous experience.

They should visit eastfifewfc.org for further information.