SSFA WPL 17’s Won 8-1! Yes you are reading that right & WOW who saw that coming. It was predicted that this would be an entertaining game last week but we were not expecting this.
Today we played Inter Lions who have over the last few weeks had some very good results since they changed coaches. Both sides were looking good early on until we hit a 10 to 15 minute purple patch where our ball movement was fast with some short sharp passes allowing us to move the ball up the field & get our attackers in behind their defence. This resulted in 3 goals all put away by Mel.
Our defence was rock solid & midfield were hitting their targets with passes constantly. Unfortunately we seemed to move away from what was serving us so well towards the back end of the 1st half. We went into the break with a 4-0 lead after Sunny (I think) put one away.
In the 2nd half the girls got straight back into it, limiting turnovers & pilling on the pressure. This resulted in another goal to Mel as well as Emily T, Nic & Ash. Our defence was fairly solid the whole game with Steph only called on a few times to snuff out goal scoring chances & this helped free up the team to attack.
People will see that score & think Inter must’ve played bad & yes they did turn the ball over a bit, but the Sutherland girls were sensational with everything they touched turning to gold today.
A big thanks again to the 15’s who as always were tremendous.
The win sees us in outright 1st & has left the coaching staff very excited about where the side is at.
Next week’s game sees us away to the UNSW Lions.