Wednesday saw the first game of the 19/20 season for the 2ndteam. This was set to be a tough match against a strong Aberdeen side.
The 2s started the game strong, doing well under pressure to keep possession. The first chance of the game came from a cross from Megan Gower but unfortunately no one could get on the end of it. However, 3 minutes later after another excellent cross from Gower, Dietz was able to covert it, putting Edinburgh ahead. The 2s had got off strong start, not allowing Aberdeen to retain possession in the final third. 20 minutes in, Edinburgh’s second goal came from a perfect finish by Limberger after a good spell of pressure on the Aberdeen defence. Edinburgh continued to keep the pressure on until the end of the first half which finished 2-0 to the 2s – with both scorers having made their EUWAFC debut.
The second half seen Aberdeen pushing forward to try get back in the game. Good defending from Edinburgh made it hard for Aberdeen to break them down. Defender Katie McCabe made a good run and had a shot from distance that was held well by the Aberdeen keeper. The best chance for Edinburgh in the second half came after a brilliant run and cross from Freya Wilson down the right but Limberger’s header was sent wide. In the 80thminute Aberdeen gained a goal back after a corner. However, Edinburgh regrouped well and held Aberdeen until the final whistle.
The game finished 2 -1 to Edinburgh 2s who claim all 3 points in their first game of the year! Next week see’s the 2s take on Abertay at home, where they will look to continue their strong start to the season!