BRECHIN Thistles battled to a well deserved second place in the League Plate at the weekend.
The Final took the form of a round robin tournament, involving the teams having to play three short, fast-paced games.
Brechin Thistles 0,
St Andrews Uni II 1
It was a tough opening game for the Thistles against the eventual Plate winners. A quick break led the students to take an early lead. However, defence and midfield worked tirelessly throughout the remainder of the game to halt any further attacks.
Grove Menzieshill III 0,
Brechin Thistles 0
The team fought hard to secure a draw with Grove. Despite some good breaks, they were unlucky not to find the goal and some strong defending also prevented Grove from finding the target.
Brechin Thistles 1,
St Andrews Uni III 0
Brechin upped the pace in their crucial final game, with much swifter passing and powerful drives up the pitch. The University defence found themselves under pressure and the Thistles attack were able to capitalise on this, with the goal from Ashleigh Leslie finally coming just after half time. They continued to press right up until the final whistle to end the tournament on a high.
Team: Jane Cargill, Emma Ewen, Ashleigh Forfar, Laura Gray, Susan Gray, Kelly Herron, Tash Houghton, Ashleigh Leslie, Christie Morgan, Anne Pedgrift, Susan Pedgrift and Nicola Tisdall.