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Moray Girls reach Scottish Cup last 16


By Jonathan Clark


On Saturday, Moray girls pink under 13s travelled down south to play Dundee East under 12s in the last 32 of the under 13s youth Scottish Cup.

It was a tough challenge and another great experience for the girls, who are undefeated in the league and overcame Bayside girls and Lanarkshire Hibs in previous rounds.

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On a wet morning in Broughty Ferry, Moray girls started well against a well organised Dundee East side. A fast start saw Moray take the lead with a cracking strike from Isla Belford.

Soon after, though, Dundee East drew level with a well worked goal. However, Moray girls finished the half well leading 2-1 at half-time after Amy Bruce found the net.

The second half started well, too, and Moray girls started to dominate the game, but it could have gone either way as two fantastic saves from stand-in keeper Zoe Rankin preserved the visitors' lead.

Spurred on by the double save, Romilly Cruickshank scored a brace as Moray raced into a 5-1 lead.

With 10 minutes to go, the girls booked their place into the last 16 of the youth Scottish Cup with a really well worked goal. Nice passing from Alexa Mann and Millie Mckenzie saw the ball fall to the feet of Kayla Smart who made no mistake, finding the back of the net to make it 6-1.

The round of 16 will take place on the weekend of June 8.

Moray girls: Zoe Rankin, Carys Hollands, Isla Belford, Amy Bruce, Alexa Mann, Millie Mckenzie, Romilly Cruickshanks, Kayla Smart.



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