Friday, April 11, 2014

Campbell hat-trick gives Scotland Ladies hope of Bronze

Wales 5  v Scotland 6  (1-3, 2-2,1-0,1-1)   

After a difficult week, Scotland and Wales met in the first game of the Bronze medal round robin in which both teams will play South Africa in order to take 3rd place.

Scotland had beaten Wales earlier in the week and were slight favourites going into the game and a holly Campbell hat-trick made sure they recorded their second win of the week as they won 6-5 at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

Scotland took an early lead after Nicola Tate shot from range catching Welsh keeper Laura Newcombe off guard for the first goal of the game.

Holly Campbell then doubled the Scots’ lead halfway through the first quarter scoring from close range but Claire Wyatt soon halved the deficit with a great shot into the top corner.

Nicola Tate then scored another goal from long range on the buzzer to give her side a 3-1 lead after the first eight minutes.

A goal each for the captain’s early in the second quarter, Gael Logan first scoring in off the post after good work in the midfield but Rachel Roberts replied for Wales making the most of a man-up situation.

Wales then halved the deficit, Louise Fox with a delightful lob which found the top corner but another goal for Holly Campbell just before the break meant Scotland had a two goal lead. 5-3

Scotland narrowly beat Wales on the first day in the group stages, that game finished 10-9 and it looked like this one would go all the way as Christine Eveleigh scored the only goal of the third quarter. 5-4

Wales equalised early in the quarter after great play from Nicola Edwards to set up Elisabeth Holmes in the pit. But the Scots were back in front soon after, Holly Campbell completing her hat-trick from the penalty spot. 6-5.

The Welsh were handed a penalty of their own, the Scots being penalised for off the ball fouling but Elinor Weatherill saw her penalty saved by substitute keeper Chantal Guillot.

With 30 seconds left the Welsh had one last opportunity to equalise but Weatherill’s effort agonisingly hit the crossbar, giving Scotland their second win of the week over Wales.

The win means if Scotland beat South Africa tomorrow they will claim the bronze medal.

Final Score-  Scotland 6 - Wales 5

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