Sunday 6th May 2012
Ayr United Under 11s (Yellows)
Head Coach Billy Alexander, took charge of Ayr United Yellows as they took on 4 teams on Sunday morning in the Kilwinning festival; Darvel, Hamilton Accies, Kilwinning Blacks and Irvine Thistle. Billy only had 6 Under 11s available, so in came Under 9s starlet Michaela McCaig to make her debut for the Under 11s.
Ayr United v Darvel
Ayr United started the game on the back foot and soon went 1-0 down after Darvel won a quick corner and scored from the set piece. Ayr soon found their rhythm and started to play in the Darvel half and Kirsten Robinson was 1st to come close as she fired a shot just wide of the post. The pressure kept coming to the Darvel side and it was Kirsten that was to get the equalising goal when Lauren Kingisepp played a nice pass through the legs of the last defender into the path of Kirsten who wasn’t going to miss the target this time. Moments later, everyone thought Ayr had taken the lead when Kirsten lobbed a ball from out wide on the right that just went over the bar and rolled down the back of the net for a goal kick. Darvel got on an attack but Samantha Boyd, who was playing in defence for the first time cleared the danger with a great tackle. Darvel then scored the last goal of the game when they caught Ayr on the brake with a long pass down the middle and with the striker 1v1 with the goalie; Kira Inglis had no chance of keeping out the shot.
Ayr United 1 Darvel 2
Goal scorers: Kirsten (1)
Ayr United v Hamilton Accies
In this game Ayr was pretty much on the front foot from the first whistle. Ayr took a quick lead when Kirsten opened the score sheet for the second time in the festival. Lauren then almost got her name on the sheet as she saw a fine shot well saved. Ayr was seeing a lot of the ball and a great pass out wide to Sophie; she hit a shot across goal which went in off one of the defenders as Ayr doubled their lead. Kirsten grabbed the third goal as she hit a shot that went in off the post. Young Michaela McCaig was getting herself involved a lot as she was lively around the Hamilton area, she played a nice ball in to Sophie but as she went on the attack, the Accies defender made a great challenge. Ayr got their 4th goal when Sophie stole the ball of the defender and put the ball into the net. The 5th goal was well worked as Sophie played a ball to Kirsten who picked out Lauren who found the net giving the Ayrshire side a comfortable lead. Lauren then got another goal soon after with an assist from Michaela. Ayr continued a great attacking/passing football and soon had their 7th as the goals kept coming. This time Sophie got the attack off and running when she played in Kirsten who found Lauren at the back post to complete her hat trick. Ayr continued to look for goals and with a great throw in from Nicole Wilson, sent Kirsten through on goal to grab her hat trick and the 8th of the game. Hamilton got on a rare attack, but Samantha soon dealt with the problem as she made a great tackle and got Ayr back on the ball. Lauren had the last say when she scored in the last few minutes of the game.
Ayr United 9 Hamilton Accies 0
Goal Scorers: Lauren (4), Kirsten (3), Sophie (2)
Ayr United v Kilwinning Blacks
Ayr started off lively in this game and Lauren came close as she was first to test the Kilwinning Blacks goalkeeper. Michaela was settling in nicely to the 7 a side game and she skilfully stepped past the defender but her shot was just wide of the mark. Lauren then dribbled past the Kilwinning defender and played a ball into Nicole Wilson who grabbed her first goal of the festival. Ayr were passing the ball about nicely and soon had their 2nd when Lauren played a ball to Nicole who went on a run and picked out Ayr’s leading goal scorer Kirsten who put the ball into the net. Nicole then played Lauren in, but her shot was just wide of the mark. Ayr then ended the game when Nicole stole the ball from the Kilwinning defender and scored to make it 3 – 0.
Ayr United 3 Kilwinning Blacks 0
Goal scorers: Nicole Wilson (2), Kirsten (1)
Ayr United v Irvine Thistle
Ayr started off the stronger of the two teams. Kirsten, Sophie and Lauren were passing the ball about nicely, making Irvine do the chasing. Lauren then went on a great run down the left flank and hit a powerful shot that was destined for top right hand corner but could only find the joint of the post/cross bar to the Irvine side’s relief. Ayr was once again caught out on the brake as Irvine ran clear and went 1-0 up. Ayr didn’t let this put their heads down and they carried on as the team on top. Kirsten played a ball into Lauren and with a good first touch set herself up for a shot, but it just went over the bar. Kirsten was the likely name to grab the equaliser and that’s what she did when she placed the ball nicely into the bottom left hand corner out of the keepers reach. Kira then played a great ball up the park which put Kirsten back through on goal for Ayr to get into the lead for the first time in the game. Lauren then played a 1-2 with Kirsten and as she got the ball back, Lauren soon had Ayr 3-1 up. Ayr continued to attack and Kirsten grabbed yet another hat trick as Ayr were now comfortably in front. Sophie was then unlucky not to score when she went on a great solo run, but her shot was denied by the post. Last goal of the game came when Lauren played a pass into under 9s player Michaela who took a great touch and fired the ball into the net.
Ayr United 5 Irvine Thistle 1
Goal Scorers: Kirsten (3), Lauren (1), Michaela (1)
Player’s Player of the Day: Michaela McCaig
Team: Kira Inglis, Samantha Boyd, Nicole Wilson, Lauren Kingisepp, Sophie Cameron, Kirsten Robinson, Michaela McCaig
Coach Billy Alexander said, “Today we played well as a team and passed the ball about well. I felt we were the better team in each game and were unlucky to lose our first. Credit goes to all the girls as they had to play every minute of each game as we had no subs available and they showed great fitness level throughout. Also credit goes to Michaela who came in to help us out with numbers, and for her first ever time playing
under 11s in a 7 a side format, didn’t look out of place one bit and for her to grab a goal and get player’s player of the festival just shows how well she played.”