Football - Girls
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Week 8 - Friday 23 June
Pulteney Girls’ 1st XVIII defeated by Saints Girls’ 1.3 (9) – 5.7 (37)
On Friday evening the girls played the return leg against St Peter’s Girls at Payneham Norwood Union Oval. Unfortunately, we were missing our 1st ruck and Centre Half Forward this week, but such is the depth of this group that we had two girls come in to fill their shoes, which saw Rebecca Monck play her first game of the season.
It was clear from the outset that our opposition had set themselves for this game after we took out the first contest, with their attack on the ball some of the fiercest that we’ve encountered thus far. Nonetheless, we were certainly up for the challenge and had the better of the opening quarter and although we weren’t able to make the most of our territorial dominance, Rebecca Monck did manage to finish off the hard work of our onballers Lillie Bailey, Natasha Holmes and Laura Argy to open our account.
During the 2nd and 3rd quarters we lost two of our Year 12s in Neha Athreya and Imi Evans through injury and as the game progressed St Peter’s Girls managed to get on top of us, appearing to be covering the ground much better and making the most of their inside 50 opportunities.
At half time, Nadia Luksich was shifted onto their most dangerous forward who was getting a lot of the ball in the opening two quarters and had helped swing the game in our opposition’s favour. Nadia set herself for this tough challenge and did an amazing job, keeping her opponent from touching the football for the entirety of the second half.
At the final change, we were only down by a couple of goals and knew that if we could continue to work as a team with a high level of intensity that we were still close enough to get the desired result. Much like the first quarter, the ball spent most of the final stanza in our forward half as a result of repeated entries by Anna Evans but we just couldn’t make it count on the scoreboard and Saints managed to get us on the counter attack on a couple of occasions, allowing them to run out victors.
The work rate of all the girls and their desire to put the team first could not be questioned and will certainly hold us in good stead for the upcoming IGSSA carnival next Wednesday 28th June where we will play games against five other schools in what is sure to be an exciting experience for the girls involved.
Best Players: Nadia Luksich, Lillie Bailey, Natasha Holmes, Rebecca Monck, Anna Evans, Laura Argy
Goal Scorer: Rebecca Monck
Matt Down and Greg Atterton