THERE was a silver lining for Fjordhus Reivers Under 16s at the weekend, writes Sophie Younger.

The girls were playing for a top four place in Under 16 Scottish Cup at Peffermill, having won both of their pool games a fortnight earlier.

A team mini bus and pre-match lunch got the girls fired up to play Granite City Wanderers in the semi-final.

The first half saw four penalty corners awarded to Reivers which didn’t produce a much-needed goal whilst at the other end an impressive save by defender Molly Byers off the line kept the score level at half time.

In blustery conditions, with more pressure and strong attacking, Reivers were eventually rewarded through a Livvy Hogg strike.

A very tense final five minutes saw GCW pull their goalie off.

Reivers were then reduced to ten players.

And a penalty corner awarded to the Northerners in the dying seconds gave the many Reivers supporters more anguish in an already tense game.

But they held on and the final was against Cala who had beat GHK 1-0 in the other semi-final.

Reivers started well on the main pitch in the sunshine and missed an early opportunity in the Cala goal mouth.

It was into the 6th minute before Cala made any real impression but after a well worked penalty corner they took the lead, which they held to half time.

This scoreline remained as the second half wore on with both sides working hard.

Despite the determination of the Reivers girls it was a composed Cala side that lifted the Scottish Cup.

A great achievement for the Reivers club to come second in this competition.

Huge effort from all 16 players in the squad and only one goal conceded throughout their campaign.

Another proud day for Fjordhus Reivers Hockey Club.

Thanks to Emma Pate for umpiring.