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Falkirk’s Girls continue triumphant run with victory over Riverside

Falkirk girls were triumphant against Riverside, extending the away side’s winning streak to five in the league, scoring 59 goals whilst only conceding two in that time.

With Falkirk dominating in the initial stages, it was in fact the home side who had the biggest chance early on with Lorna Abbott forcing a save from Erin Lavender, from a shot that was rolling into the bottom left-hand corner.

A lofted through pass from Isla Ferguson is what it took for attacker Ella Stewart to find herself with enough time in the final third to take three touches to adjust her position at the top left of the box and place her effort into the far corner beating the keeper to open the scoring.

Ferguson and Stewart combined again with half an hour played, as Stewart was able cut the ball back from the left side of the box to find Ferguson in plenty of space who fired her effort into the bottom left corner past the keeper from fifteen yards out.

A long ball played through found Aimee Murphy in space, who waited until the right time to calmly place her into the far post to make it 0-3, with 20 minutes to play.

Excellent dribbling from Ferguson forced an opening at the right side of the box and gave herself the opportunity to play a pass across goal to her teammate Regan Sligo, who unselfishly laid off Stewart for a tap-in to score another and make it 0-4 to the visitors.

Falkirk added to their lead with 55 minutes played, Amy Carruthers found herself in plenty of space inside the box after a loose ball dropped at her feet, she smashed it in the top right corner to give her team a healthy five goal lead.

Falkirk continued to take advantage of their chances, with a ball in the box finding its way to the clinical Ferguson who calmly dinked the ball over the keeper to add to her goal contributions for the day and make it 0-6.

From a cleared corner, Ferguson found herself isolated at the edge of the box where she took two touches and sizzled the ball into the bottom left-hand corner to round off her hattrick and give the keeper absolutely no chance, making it 0-7.

The last action of the day came again from the ever-present Ferguson who was able to pick out Carruthers inside the box, which was met by the sliding boot of Carruthers to round off the scoring on the day to 0-8.

Riverside Player of the match:

Beth Rodger: Beth was impressive with her catching ability and showed bravery to come out and collect the ball, helping her teammates have quick-start counter attacks throughout the game.

Falkirk Player of the Match:

Isla Ferguson: The ever-present Ferguson was a thorn in the side of the opposition with her quick feet and excellent decision making, showing composure in front of goal.

Moment of the Match:
Murphy for Falkirk nutmegged her opponent and ran from her own half just to have her shot saved by Rodger at the near post which was a spectacle for all to see.



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