East Fife ladies come out on top in goal feast

Teri Skivington in action for East Fife Ladies.
Teri Skivington in action for East Fife Ladies.

EAST Fife were back in pre-season friendly action against Glasgow side Claremont, running out 6-4 winners.

East Fife started brightly putting a lot of pressure of the Claremont defence with Skivington pulling a great save from the ‘keeper and putting another just wide a short while later.

The local side went one ahead when the ball was won in midfield and played wide to Clark who played a perfect pass in to the feet of Anderson, who controlled the ball and fired home.

Claremont were quick to pull a goal back after a poor kick from Gibson in the Fife goal was won by the striker who played the ball low in to the corner of the net.

The Glasgow side’s second and third came after the Fifers lost possession in the midfield

The third appeared to be off-side, however, the goal stood.

Fife made changes with Hamilton coming on in goals, and Gibson replacing Corcoran at right back.

Within two minutes they pulled one back, with Irvine beating the full back and playing a superb ball, finding Reilly at the front post to chip over the ‘keeper.

Skivington scored the equaliser after showing great strength to beat the defender, making room for a rasping right footed shot.

The next came from Reilly, after a poor kick from the ‘keeper landed at her feet 30 yards out and she lobbed home.

Anderson was wiped out when going to meet a Dawson corner, but with the penalty not given, Gibson found the top corner with a driven shot to add number five.

Skivington scored the sixth and her second, after beating the ‘keeper to a perfect through ball.

East Fife will welcome 2012 league champions and newly promoted Hearts to King George this weekend as they continue to build towards the start of the season.