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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Womens Reserve Grade - Round 6 vs Coffs United Lionesses

This week saw the Women’s Reserve grade team take on Coffs united at ‘The Cove’

The girls were looking to bounce back after a disappointing mid week lose to Woolgoolga. We knew life wasn’t going to be an easy game against the much more experienced team in Coffs United.

Things weren’t going to plan in the first half with passes not hitting the mark and the girls looking a little sluggish. To the girls credit they battled their way through it and went into the sheds down 1-0.

With a few encouraging words at oranges the girls were back at it looking to take the fight to Coffs and bag a couple of goals. The job was made slightly more difficult when Coffs bagged a second goal but to the Storm Girls credit their heads stayed high.

With about 15 minutes to go the Storm was right back in the game with a wonderful left foot strike from Monique ‘Grandma’ Tucker. This made for a grandstand finish with the Storm pushing for the win.

With only 2 minutes left on the clock ‘Grandma’ made one of her trademark runs into the penalty area only to be brought down by a stray Coffs defender leg. This gave Aimee ‘Jetsetter’ Longley the chance to open her storm account from the penalty spot. Aimee sealed the draw by expertly slotting her spot kick in the top right corner of the goal and earning the girls a well deserved point.

Man of the match went to the always running Grandma of the team Monique. While special mention goes to Hollie Ide who never gave up running on her wing.

I would like to wish Michael ‘Boss Man’ Lloyd and his family a well deserved holiday in Italy and I hope we can continue the good form whilst he is away.

Mitchell Weeden

Assistant Coach.

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