Motherwell 7-1 Kilmarnock
"Killie mauled at Motherwell" should be the headline on this match.
Kilmarnock started the match going ahead in the 2nd minute with a terrific free-kick taken by Sara Patterson from 10 yards inside the Motherwell half, almost Beckham-esk and not unlike her strike last weekend. However, the lead was short-lived with a seventh minute equaliser from Stacy Cook with her first of 5 goals when she latched onto a through ball and hooked past Hunter in the Killie goal. For the next 20 or so minutes Killie pressed and harried their opponents, creating plenty of chances, just not capitalising. Motherwell began to dominate using their strengths in set plays, corners and free-kicks and Cook added another 2 goals from free kicks around the 25 yard mark in the 30th and 37th minutes of the game. 3-1 Motherwell. They then added to their tally in the final minutes of the half after a succession of corner kicks, the ball whipped in deep and headed in at the back post from Suzanne Grant under pressure from the Killie defenders and keeper to make it 4-1 HT.
Stern words from coaches Ritchie and Hall at halftime were required to get Killie back in the game, although the scoreline might not reflect it was a much closer game.
55 mins played and another free kick from deep nodded in at the back post by Cook.
Kilmarnock tried desperately to restore a bit of pride and kept going at their opponents, hurting them down the flanks but with no final ball and no end result. Motherwell finished the game with another 2 goals in the final 10 mins to compound Killie's miserable day, the sixth being the only goal from open play a thunderous strike from the striker. FT 7-1.
Our thoughts turn to those involved in the shocking accident at M&D's. The match was being played at Strathclyde park as the tragic events were unfolding. On behalf of everyone here at Kilmarnock Ladies, we would like to wish them a very speedy recovery.