East Fife made to pay the penalty

Motherwell’s development side had keeper Eilidh Hegarty to thank as they lifted the SWFL plate after a tense penalty shootout separated them and East Fife at Broadwood.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 27th June 2022, 12:23 pm
Updated Monday, 27th June 2022, 12:24 pm
East Fife line up before the Scottish Women’s Football League Plate Final at Broadwood Stadium. Pic by Alex Todd / Sportpix for SWF
East Fife line up before the Scottish Women’s Football League Plate Final at Broadwood Stadium. Pic by Alex Todd / Sportpix for SWF

The final would prove to be a nervy affair at Broadwood stadium, with East Fife’s development side enjoying the bulk of possession, especially in the second half of regulation time, but both sides lacking a cutting edge in front of goal for 120 minutes and it was up to Hegarty to bring home the silverware.

The Fifers certainly had their chances to win the game but couldn’t find a way past the Motherwell goalkeeper.

They were left to rue those missed chances with ‘Well winning 3-1 on penalties.