Sat v Western Mariners Won 1-0 Sun v Northern Tigers Won 6-1
After claiming the regular season title the girls had a busy weekend with a double header against 2nd placed Western NSW Academy and 3rd placed Northern Tigers. The girls again proved too strong with a tough 1-0 win over Western NSW on Saturday and an emphatic 6-1 victory against Northern Tigers on Sunday morning.
Saturday’s match saw the girls create plenty of chances against a determined opposition. Both sides fought hard for the ball and the Sutherland girls had to work hard against a determined Western Mariners. After a couple of chances herself Gracie was involved in a nice one two combination with Angie that resulted in Angie scoring the only goal of the match.
Sunday was very different with goals a plenty. Special congratulations to the birthday girl Melody who finished with a hat-trick of goals.
Northern Tigers were first to score in the opening minute on a very chilly Sunday morning at Asquith and it looked like the girls would have to dig deep to win this one however it wasn’t too long after when Angie was brought down in the box and Gracie made sure of the penalty kick to make it 1-1. The score was 2-1 not long after when Jess’ cross was deflected into goals by the Tigers’ defence for an own goal. Melody scored the first of her three with a well taken shot to beat the keeper for a 3-1 lead and made it a brace just before half time with another very good finish off a short corner from Jess & Ash for a 4-1 half time score line.
The second half began with a great cross from Jess that found Ash in front of goals, with Bianca holding off the keeper, Ash made no mistake with the header to make it 5-1. Then Melody was once again in the action with a great run onto a through ball and well taken shot to complete the hat-trick.
Despite the opening goal, a mere lapse in concentration, the backs were solid again, Maddie was busy in goals and the midfield and forwards made life extremely difficult for the opposition forwards. Another dominant display by the girls heading into the semis.
The girls are at home at Bates Drive for the next two weeks and it would be great to see plenty of supporters there for the 8.30am kick off against Sydney Olympic this week and University of NSW the following week.