Blackhall Primary Football
Blackhall Athletic Football Club
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BAFC Unicorns (Girls U13) 2-4 Boroughmuir Thistle White
On a wonderful autumnal day at the Gyle, Blackhall came close to beating the stand out team of the league but eventually succumbed to some clinical finishing in the last 5 minutes. The game started well for the Unicorns who had a couple of half chances before Iona smacked a thunderbolt against the post. The match soon started to even out as Boroughmuir got a foothold, most notably through their player-of-the-match no 9, and Ciara was called into action between the sticks on a number of occasions. Undeterred, the Unicorns pressed on and got their just reward when Lucy calmly slotted home the opener. Boroughmuir continued to press and, in between some rather ambitious long range efforts, made an increasingly confident Ciara work very hard to keep them scoreless at half time. The second half followed a similar pattern, with Boroughmuir’s wingers causing real concern going forward, whilst Poppy’s intelligent distribution saw Isla and Eloise come close. Ten minutes into the second period, Boroughmuir eventually got on the score sheet, though parity was short lived as Jess soon converted a raking cross from Kirsty. As the half wore on, Boroughmuir started to throw more and more forward, which led to a few decent chances for Jess that may well have finished the tie if converted. However, a quicksilver run and shimmy from the Boroughmuir winger led to the equaliser and, when the Unicorns forgot to play to the whistle, Boroughmuir went into the lead for the first time. Having led for most of the game, the Unicorns looked deflated and Boroughmuir’s 4th goal was always on the cards.
So, a late change of fortunes and a 3rd loss on the bounce, but this was a wonderful game to watch, as they invariably are against Boroughmuir, and there were plenty of positives for the Unicorns. Ciara and Lucy really looked the part in goal, and they both had excellent games in their “preferred” outfield positions. Further forward, a defence comprising any 2 from Ciara/Louisa/Kirsty looked secure, and the pace of Iona allied to the guile of Jess and the distribution of Poppy created more than a few chances. Given the pace of the opposition midfield, the tenacious running of Eloise and Isla also contributed significantly to an excellent all round display. [GW]
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The following Primary School fixtures are scheduled:
Blackhall Girls P4/5 v Mary Erskine – Ravelston 9.30?
Blackhall Girls P6/7 v Bruntsfield – Ravelston 9.30?
Davidson’s Mains P5 v Blackhall P5 – Warriston big 1 9.30
Duddingston P6 v Blackhall P6 – DUDDINGSTON PS 2 10.30
Flora Stevenson P7 v Blackhall P7 – Wardie 1 10.30
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