Girls move up to third

Deeside moved up to third place in the league with this comprehensive win over Aberdeen Ladies at a sun drenched Milton Park.

The game started with both sides looking to get forward and create chances.

Deeside looked composed in defence though with Beaton, Morrison and MacWilliam comfortably handling anything thrown their way in the opening exchanges.

Deeside welcomed back Hannah Smart in the centre of midfield for her first start of the season. She looked like she’d never been away and instantly struck up a partnership with Megan Taylor in the midfield engine room.

Deeside took the lead after a through ball which the Aberdeen keeper looked to have covered but the quick thinking of Aysha HUTCHEON got her toe to the ball first to poke home for a deserved lead.

Deeside continued to create chances and another diagonal through ball sent captain Catherine THOMSON in on goal for her first of the afternoon with a cool finish.

Aberdeen were struggling to contain the threat on the flanks.

Their right back was cautioned for a knee high challenge on Deeside’s captain midway through the half as Deeside went in at the break 2-0 ahead.

Deeside started the second half brightly and soon went 3-0 up after good work on the right by Siswick sent the ball across the face of the Aberdeen goal for THOMSON to slot home her second of the match.

This seemed to spring Aberdeen into action and they then laid siege to the Deeside goal for the next 10 minutes.

Erin Morrison made up ground to clear one opportunity and Megan Taylor, who had slotted back into the sweeper role to allow Kay Beaton a run up front, made another timely interception.

Aberdeen got the goal they craved after good work on their right flank allowed the striker time in the Deeside box to drill past Ross.

Aberdeen piled on the pressure but Rebekah Ross stood firm in goal while Brogan Murray and Christina Hadden were also getting more involved in the midfield battle.

Deeside regained their composure and began to mount a series of attacks with Joanne MacWilliam unlucky to see her shot sneak past the far post after a cavalier run from full back.

Kirsty Dickson, who was having one of her best games up front, was sent through on goal only to be denied by a good save from the impressive Aberdeen keeper.

Deeside went further ahead as Catherine THOMSON completed her hat-tick after a superb run and pass from Aysha Hutcheon on the right.

Aberdeen were struggling to contain the running of Dickson, Thomson and Hutcheon and a lovely through ball sent Aimee Birss in one on one with the goalkeeper with the Aberdeen goalie once again getting there just ahead of the onrushing Deeside player.

Kay BEATON completed the scoring for Deeside after some fine work set her up.

She drilled the ball home to obvious delight and Deeside completed their 5-1 win.

This was another good performance from the girls which sees them up to third in the table and sets them up for a good season.

Deeside U17s: Rebekah Ross, Joanne MacWilliam, Erin Morrison, Kay Beaton, Megan Taylor, Brogan Murray, Rachel Siswick, Catherine Thomson, Hannah Smart, Aysha Hutcheon, Kirsty Dickson. Subs: Aimee Birss, Christina Hadden.