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Success for EUWAFC as the 1s and 2s progress in the cup

ByJoanne Russell

Feb 3, 2016

This week both EUWAFC 1s and 2s were back in action for the first time since the new year and they got 2016 off to a great start, with both teams progressing to the next round of the Scottish Student Sport cup. A tough game ended in a well-deserved victory for the women’s football second team this week when they travelled to Stirling to take on their 2s.

This match was highly anticipated after a one week postponement and, with both teams determined to stay in the cup, the match was high tempo and hard fought for the full 90 minutes. A goal in the first half came from a deflection off a Stirling defender following a well-placed cross from Sarah Thompson.

Solid performances from both team’s defence prevented either team from adding to the score line until the final 10 minutes when Edinburgh’s captain Lucy White provided an excellent finish after a superb corner from Amy Gilroy, putting the visiting team 2-0 up.

This result means Edinburgh 2s progress to the next round of the SSS cup. Both teams face off against each other again next Wednesday in the BUCS 2A league and both teams will be looking to secure three vital points.

Back in Edinburgh, EUWAFC 1s took on St Andrews 2s, also in the SSS cup. The two teams sit in different BUCS leagues so the home side were favourites from the outset.

Some fantastic football was displayed from both teams, however the Edinburgh side demonstrated why they sit joint top of the BUCS 1A league, netting 16 goals before the final whistle. They face Stirling 1s in the next round which is set to be an enthralling match between the two rivals.

This week both Edinburgh 1s and 2s travel to Stirling to face their respective teams whilst the 3s take on Dundee and Angus College at Peffermill. The club are looking for three wins out of three in these very important fixtures.

The 1s sit only two points behind Stirling in the league, and with the rivals playing each other in the next round of the Cup, any pyschological advantage gained will have a huge impact on the league season.The 2s are top of their league, 13 points ahead of Stirling 2s and unbeaten throughout the season so far. The 3s sit forth in their division, six points behind the league leaders Dundee and Angus College, and only  three points off third-placed Heriot-Watt.

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