Feb 24 2012 by Andy Galloway, Lennox Herald (main ed)
LOCH Lomond returned to action with a good victory.
And despite missing a couple of key players, they started the match strongly.
Uddingston came back into it but the Loch keeper didn’t have many saves to make.
Lomond were awarded a number of penalty corners but none were converted.
The first half was goalless but after a stiff half-time talk Lomond fired out of the blocks and some good attacking runs by Eliza Ritchie were rewarded when a cross from the right caused panic for the hosts.
A first-time shot was saved but Rebecca Holland followed up well and slotted the ball into the net.
Uddingston gained a couple of penalty corners but some stalwart defending kept them from levelling.
With five minutes left Ritchie again set up a goal, running from her own half and slipping the ball to Jenny Cuthbertson, who hammered it home.
The result keeps Lomond in the hunt for the title.
Player of the match was Eliza Ritchie, with Caroline Lyall runner-up.
Loch Lomond: C Sweeney, C Lyall, E McIlroy, L Hastings, E Ritchie, E Harkins, A Carroll, E Carroll, R Holland, J Cuthbertson, K Bruce, M Thomson, R Mansley.