Ladies edge past Luthermuir 1-0

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EAST Fife Ladies travelled to Luthermuir, a newly formed team, on league business and held their nerve to bring all three points back to the Kingdom.

Recent results suggested Luthermuir would make a good game of it and the first 15 minutes saw East Fife offer a lot as an attacking force, but the home side’s defence remained strong.

The 16th minute produced the lead for East Fiife, however, when good play down the left saw Skivington afforded time in the box, for the first occasion in the game, and she made it count with a fine, low, left-footed shot which found the bottom right-hand corner.

East Fife then thought they had gone two up after Wylie beat the full-back and pulled the ball back for Skivington, only for the referee to rule the goal out for an alleged offside.

East Fife were very comfortable until a long ball caught the defence napping, only for Hamilton to pull off an outstanding save with the ball destined for the top left-hand corner.

The second half was scrappy, with East Fife failing to find the second goal that would have made things comfortable.

Player coach Liz Anderson said: “We didn’t play well but the three points were the most important thing.”