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Jambos hold Murieston in superb match

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Hearts Under 17 Girls
Murieston United Under 17 Girls
SWF East/South East Division
Foresters Park, Tranent
When the of supporters of both teams arrived at Foresters Park last night to support their own teams and the girls' game. They would have been hoping for a decent game and good advert for the future of women’s football and they were not to be disappointed.

Right from the kick off the quality and determination displayed by both sets of players did not ebb until the final whistle, they chased, closed down, tackled and passed at a fantastic tempo.

United initially had the majority of possession trying to breach the solid Jambos backline but they were closed down at every turn by the younger Hearts midfield and the game went from one end to the other with each keeper frequently called in to play to make saves or hold dangerous crosses.

Jenni Currie in the Hearts goal who like her other team mates was having an outstanding game, saved and held on to a raking Murieston drive from 20 yards just under the crossbar on the 35th minute.

Just on the half time whistle Hearts carved out the best chance of the game so far when a Nicole Rutherford shot was superbly saved from 6 yards by the alert Murie keeper.

Half Time: Hearts Girls 0-0 Murieston United

The Murieston midfield were using all their guile and experience to try and take a grip of that area but the Hearts counterparts were all outstanding and matched them at every turn.

The game was still being played at a furious pace shots at both ends testing the keepers with the corner count fairly even.

With only around 8 mins to go the visitors carved out a great opportunity and when the ball fell to one of their lively forwards the first goal looked inevitable but to their dismay it was scooped over the bar.

It was still anyone’s game at this late stage but with around a minute left another Hearts raid saw Brogan Anderson skip past the Murie centre half and release a thunderbolt from 25 yards which was destined for the top right hand corner of the net and a match winning effort, only for it to be unbelievably tipped over the crossbar by the Murieston goalkeeper.

Shortly after the final whistle blew with the end result pretty fair on the whole, and both teams have to be heartily congratulated on serving up such an outstanding game. Both teams meet again in the Scottish Cup quarter final in a couple of weeks which hopefully will be another game to remember.

Full Time: Hearts Girls 0-0 Murieston United

Hearts Girls: Currie, Waddell, H.Greive, Antonnaci; Mason, Noble, Boak, McMahon, Rutherford; Henderson; Anderson. Subs: Hannom, R. Greive, Kerr, Forsyth, Pearce, Barraclough.
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