Wednesday 11th July 2012
Irvine Thistle v Ayr United
This game was played in driving rain and hurling wind. Irvine’s physical style suffocated the game and broke up the play. Ayr had a goal disallowed in the first half for a hand ball in the build up to the goal. Ayr pressed Irvine back into their own half and managed to win a number of corners, however, Irvine got plenty of numbers behind the ball and limited Ayr’s opportunities to shoot.
In the second half Irvine came into the game more and made it an even contest. Ayr had one chance through Chantelle Templeton but she was not able to convert, missing at the near post. Ayr played the better football, however Irvine managed frustrated Ayr and the game ended in a stalemate.
Irvine Thistle 0 Ayr United 0
Team: Leonie Doyle, Chloe Cuthbert, Chloe McInally, Claudia Walker, Hannah Davies, Cara Graham, Chanelle Hillhouse, Chantelle Templeton, Jade McQuiston, Roisin Hiddleston, Emma Robertson, Rhianna Cannell, Megan Cannell, Cobi Welsh.
Player of the match: Cara Graham
Assistant Coach Lara Ingram said “The girls coped well in difficult conditions. There is room for improvement and hopefully next time we play we will see that improvement”