Fife ladies’ magnificent seven against top rivals

Teri Skivington races clear to lob the keeper in the 7-0 win over Aberdeen for East Fife Ladies
Teri Skivington races clear to lob the keeper in the 7-0 win over Aberdeen for East Fife Ladies

East Fife Ladies 7

Aberdeen Ladies 0

In the first half of the season, Aberdeen proved to be East Fife’s toughest opposition, so the local ladies were a little nervous ahead of this game.

And the Granite City women proved that nervous start was justified by making most of the play in the first 15 minutes at King George V Park.

The Fifers had chances to open the scoring but found the Aberdeen keeper in fine form.

Fife did go ahead on 20 minutes, through the newly-returned Moir. Aberdeen appeared to have cleared a Wheatley attack but Moir struck a wonderful long range effort from 45 yards and the ball sailed over the keeper and dipped just under the bar.

Fife went further ahead when Skivington struck from the spot after she was upended in the box. Wheatley added the third on 34 minutes after good play between Skivington and Moir.

Aberdeen had a half chance to pull one back but Skivington made things more comfortable just before half time as she raced clear of the Aberdeen defence and lobbed the keeper from 35 yards to put East Fife 4-0 up.

In the second half, Dickson played a precise pass to Wheatley who, with a stunning first touch, beat the defender before shooting low in to the corner for the fifth goal, before Skivington completed her hat-trick.

Fife added one more through player of the match Moir after good pass from Graham. With blistering pace, Moir beat two Aberdeen defenders before unleashing an unstoppable shot.

To their credit, Aberdeen didn’t give up and could have pulled one back but for an outstanding save from Smith as the Aberdeen striker raced through one on one.

Fife player-manager Liz Anderson said: “I was delighted with the result but still believe we can play better in spells of the game. Aberdeen out-passed us in the first 20 minutes and we can’t afford to give opposition any encouragement.”

This weekend, the Fife ladies welcome Stonehaven.