The Girls’ Indoor Cup 2019 took place at Bells Active Sports Centre on Saturday 12 January with Strathallan coming out on top.
Strathallan’s first match saw Strathallan take on George Watson’s College who went ahead in the first half with their first goal. In the second half with several penalties which were saved by Watsons’ keeper and another goal from Watsons left Strathallan two goals down. In the dying minutes Strathallan pulled back a goal, but it wasn’t enough to take the points.
The remaining pool matches were played out through the day with Strathallan and The Glasgow Academy facing off in the final match of their pool. It was a game of many goals with Strathalln taking the win 5-2 thanks to goals from Lisa B and Izzy F.
The first semi-final saw Strathallan take on George Heriot’s. Strathallan’s early goal from Nicola M followed by a penalty corner minutes later took a heavy deflection from a defender, giving Lisa B another notch on her goal tally for the day. Lisa B then added a floated flick from a penalty corner to the top left of the keeper, the defence just shy of saving leaving it three goals to nil. There were no further goals in the second half, meaning Strathallan advanced to the final.
The final between Strathallan and George Watson’s was a rematch of the previous year, where Watson’s were victorious. Strathallan pushed from the start and gained a penalty corner, Lisa B sent the ball high towards the net, a deflection off a defender sent it out of reach of the keeper making it one-nil to Strathallan. Strathallan’s Flora H picked up the second goal of the game with the first half ending 2-0.
In the second half Izzy F scored to extend Strathallan’s lead to three, after collecting a rebound from a penalty corner. George Watson’s gained a penalty corner but the ball spilled out of the D and Strathallan were able to recover. Strathallan pushed forward and then gained their own penalty corner, the shot hit the post and bounced out giving the Watson’s defence a chance to recover. The clock ran down with three goals difference giving Strathallan the Girls Indoor Cup title.
Strathallan Director of Sport Audrey Sime said:
This is an incredible achievement for the Strathallan girls indoor hockey team. In the past four years Strathallan have taken two Golds and two Silvers at this event which is remarkable.