We welcomed a strong and large Mary Erskine's squad to Cargilfield having had a defeat earlier in the term with some of our key players playing elsewhere. This was a much more even contest. Without an U12 goalkeeper, we drafted in the services of our two U11 boy goalkeepers who were due to play an hour later against Watson's. Both had a spell in goal and made some great saves.
Despite going 3-0 down early in the first period, we were very much in the game having had many chances but Savannah and Miranda were thwarted by their excellent keeper. Izzy, on the back of an injury, was working hard D to D and showed terrific skill on the ball, breaking down the play and looking to turn defence into attack quickly.
Tunrayo and Jess at the back were excellent after the initial leak of goals both looking to Maddie who linked well with the front four. Scarlett worked her socks off down the right, taking free hits quickly and presented the front two with lots of chances. We fought back with incredible character and scored 4 goals without reply.
At 4-3, we looked like we had the game but with just 10 seconds to go in the match, it was heartbreak as a through ball was played to their centre forward high up the pitch and she made no mistake with the finish. A draw was a fair result but the work rate of the Cargilfield girls (who played every minute as we had no subs) was fantastic and it makes for a very exciting prospect for next season as these girls hit the top of the school. Well done, girls; you should be very proud of your wonderful team performance.
Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.