It was a momentous occasion at Kilgraston this afternoon. Louisa Pountney, one of the stalwarts of the L2s, decided that today's fixture against Perthshire II would be her last game, at least for a few years, as family responsibilities win out over the joys of standing on a freezing cold hockey pitch. I can't understand it myself.

However, stepping into the breach was Nikki Dall, the first Kinross High girl to make the step up to playing for the ladies for several years. Cap'n Wendy M threw Nikki straight in at the deep end, giving her the pivotal role in the centre of midfield,  deputised for the maestra herself, Wendy S. However, Nikki ended up looking as though she intended to make the role hers on a permanent basis, harassing Perthshire players left, right and centre. Those on the sidelines also noticed that there was a certain amount of relish in Nikki's tackles of KHS hockey teacher, Kirsty Imlay, who was captaining the opposition. Her efforts certainly seemed to do the trick, as the ladies came away with a 3-2 victory and Nikki got herself joint POM (with Anna). 

A truly memorable afternoon.