Signs are good for start of the new season

Lowick Ladies 2 Ashington Ladies 1

After an 11-goal thriller the previous weekend against Hearts Ladies this proved to be a very different sort of match.

It was combative and, with several regulars missing, it was a good chance for squad players to play a full 90 minutes and youngsters to get an opportunity to play 11-a-side football for the first time.

The first goal came after 25 minutes when debutant Georgia Latto picked up the ball on the edge of the box, slipped by two defenders and stroked the ball home (1-0).

The second goal came shortly afterwards when Steph Hay released Latto on the left and she crossed to Libby Scott who converted from close range to double the lead just before half-time (2-0).

Ashington pulled a goal back towards the end but the victory was never really in question.