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1s in Narrow British Cup Loss

The 1st team took on Nottingham Trent 1s on Wednesday in the British Trophy quarter finals only a couple of days after beating Aberdeen 1s in the last 16. The Monday evening trip up to the Granite City resulted in a comfortable 3-0 win with all of the goals being scored in the first half of the game. After a quick turnaround, the 1s hosted Trent at Peffermill.

The game started with a break in play due to an injury to a Trent player just a couple of minutes in, and took some time to regain momentum. There was slight chances at both ends with some crosses being put into the box by the visitors, with Shmoys in the Edinburgh goal on hand to collect. Just 16 minutes into the game and a questionable penalty was awarded to Trent. Marshall, having lost the ball, recovered well before being called out for a doubtful foul. The Trent player stepped up and slipped the ball past Shmoys. The rest of the first half was relatively even, with both sides having chances. Boeckh shot high over the bar for the home side.

HALF TIME: Edinburgh 1s 0-1 NTU 1s

The start of the second half saw three corners in succession for the visitors, with the Edinburgh back line, lead by Captain Lucy Stanton, doing well to head away. After 67 minutes there had been 2 changes for the hosts, with Thomson having come on for Marshall and an injured Juul-Dam being replaced by Thompson. Later on in the game Edinburgh were really pushing forward for a chance at the Trent goal. Long balls were dealt with well by the Trent defence and ultimately Edinburgh could not break the opposition down.

FINAL SCORE: Edinburgh 1s 0-1 NTU 1s

A very evenly matched game separated only by a controversial decision by the officials. The 1s now place their focus on the Scottish Student Sport Cup, with fixtures in the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on our social media!

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