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Women's v UHS VU AFC
Round Number 5, Saturday, 13 May 2017
- Opponent: UHS VU AFC
- Match Result: Win
- Played at: Home
Q1 Q2 Q3 Final Score Us 1.4 2.6 4.7 5.10.40 Them 2.1 2.5 3.5 4.6.30
We were keen to get down business after the disappointment of last week’s one-point loss and in particular to make a fast start. University High are a good side and they took it right up to us. It was a real tussle, very physical in close body on body around the packs.
It was an arm wrestle for the whole match with never more than a few points in it. We controlled the ruck through Clare but struggled to fully capitalise on her aerial dominance. University have a great midfield and they banged the ball relentlessly into their forward line only to be held up by the aerial superiority of Taz and Morgy’s sensational crumbing.
With Lizzie, Marli, and Bella running relentlessly and delivering to Charlotte, Liz and Meg the forwards had plenty of ball supply.
With an eight-point margin at quarter time there was a steely resolve at the huddle. The bitterness of last weeks loss was palpable and our amazing leadership group of Tev, Taz, Matilda and Maddie set the standard all day that ultimately was required to achieve a gritty 10 point win. The sealer was a cracking goal from Georgia, on the run rewarding her for her hard work all day in pushing up the ground.
It was really pleasing to see such a big improvement from last week in kicking decision making. This week rarely did we kick the ball to the opposition. Well done ladies!
It was a great team effort across the board but special mention to the improvement and spirited contesting of our emerging players Ash, Em, Tabitha, Grace and Charlie who really contributed to our win!
It was a losable game that we chose to win. How good did the song sound afterwards!