The Women's Camanachd Association held their annual North vSouth Representative games on Sunday at Mossfield Park. This year the age category was shifted to Under 21 in order to save the event, as numbers are beginning to dwindle in the South. In the first game of the afternoon and just as weather conditions worsened, The North U21s proved too strong for their South counterparts coming out with a 10-0 win. The North started on fire and took an early lead with Badenoch's Zoe Reid, Megan Ralph and Lochaber's Alison MacVicar scoring early on to give them a three nil lead, the South battled on and some superb play from Aberdour's Rosie Mulligan and keeper Taryn Neilson kept the South in the game before Glengarry's Leona Falconer came off the bench to make it 4-0 before halftime.
In the 2nd half Fort Williams Shannon Wilson and the rest of the South's defence continued to be challenged and with conditions underfoot now very heavy, their efforts couldn't stop Zoe Reid's hat trick, Megan Ralph and Alison Macvicar grabbing Braces and Lochaber's Mairi Duncan and Badenoch's Rhona Stewart adding to the score line making the final score 10-0 to the North.
Skye's Emma Gordon lifted the trophy to mark the North's victory and The South's Rosie Mulligan was named player of the match.
The next game up was the Seniors, fortunately the rain had stopped but conditions underfoot were wet and soggy. Again the North started out the strongest team with 2 quick goals from Lovat's Laura Gallacher and Glenurquharts's Hazel Hunter. It took about 20minutes for the South to get going, with Badenoch's Elizabeth MacGregor denying them of any goals, a goal from Skye's Sarah Corrigal saw the North take a 3-0 lead at half time.
The South started out the strongest team in the 2nd half despite having a 3 goal deficit, but couldn't find the net. Strong centre line play from the North's Laura Gallacher kept providing them with plenty goal scoring opportunities, however the south's defending and some tremendous saves from GMAs keeper Steph Keenan were denying them of any goals, until the North got a break up the field and Hazel Hunter netted her 2nd of the day. With a goal line rucuss the North made it 5-0 with an own goal being scored by defender Laura MacAfferty Making the final score 5-0.
North's captain Sarah Corrigal was presented the cup by Davie Hamilton of the Macaulay Association. Laura Gallacher was named player of the match.
The Women's Camanachd Association would like to thank the Macaulay Association for their continued sponsorship of this event and to Davie Hamilton for all his help,hospitality and organisation before and during the fixture.
This WCA have introduced a new category of an Under 14 Representative match in the hope of providing a better Pathway for our younger players, this will take place as the curtain raiser to the Internationals at Bught park Inverness, on Saturday 21st October, with a 10:30 throw up.