Round 8 – The Girls Did Us Proud
A match against the top of the table Ramsgate RSL provided the girls with an opportunity to show how far they’ve come since their Round 3 match up, and the team delivered.
In a match that gave the defence a chance to show what they were made of, every player stood up and contributed to the improved performance and they all deserve recognition!
Clara – Never gave up in defence with desperation tackles and worked really hard to clear the ball out at every opportunity.
Espy – Didn’t get many chances at full forward, but was ready every time she was given a chance.
Marlie – A player of the match performance, taking marks, tackling, running and showing absolutely no fear against their big forwards.
Ivy E – Was working hard in the middle of the field with some great tackles and plenty of hard runs in traffic.
Edie – A tireless work ethic, fearless smothering of opposition kicks and a constant option in attack, another solid game.
Audrey – Everyone knows the quality of Audrey’s runs and her multiple big runs led to almost all of our attacking opportunities in this match!
Amy – Leading the way for our girls in a rough and tumble match while covering the whole field, she managed to smother multiple free kicks in the second half as well as score our only point of the match.
Cristina – The team’s rock in defence was taking marks on the goal line, tipping the ball out to save behinds, making strong runs, clearance kicks and tackling all day.
Shannon – Smart positioning out wide helped our attack to spread out and create better opportunities with her disposals.
Haylee – Did plenty of work providing leading runs and options for clearances out of defence and putting her big boot to work but also managed to take a goal line mark to save a goal in the third quarter.
Bella – Got given an opportunity in the middle of the park in the 4th quarter and gave it her all with strong runs and fought through an injury late never giving up.
Ivy P.B. – Had flawless awareness and positioning in defence to save three certain goals on the line but also managed to chase down and tackle countless players through the while match.
Sofia – Played the best game I’ve seen from her, set off by a fantastic mark in the first quarter that lead to confident play for the rest of the game.
Ivy T – Never stopped chasing and was always looking to close the gap between the forwards and midfield to help our attack.
The scoreline may not indicate it, but this tough game was the best our defence has ever been and if we get another change against these girls in the finals, we will be even better again!
- Match report by Adam