Round 6 - Womens Reserves Cyclones vs Urunga Raiders

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Northern Storm Team Womens Reserves Cyclones
Date & Venue 14/5 Korora
Opposition Urunga Raiders
Coach / Manager Mike Lloyd
Player of the Match (optional) Tara Famularo
Score 6-3
Match Report:

We again had to use a few 1st grade players to fill a couple of places in the side. Rather than exhaust 1 or 2 we instead opted to fill the bench up so those having to play a 2nd game were used sparingly.

The girls started very well, controlling possession and playing some excellent passing football. After many chances (7 shots on goal) we finally finished one off and then really began to get on top. Aside from an early error at the back, Urunga were not troubling our defence. Goals to Finchy, Jaqui & Charlotte saw us up 3-0 at half time. This could easily have been 5 or 6 with some better shooting.

We continued strongly in the 2nd half, with really solid defence from Tara & Tamika allowing us to play the ball out from the back. Urunga were much stronger having used 1 of their top 1st grade players to bolster their midfield, but we maintained the pressure and soon enough an error saw Tamika put away a spot kick for a 4-0 lead. Urunga kept coming and pegged 1 back soon after, but we lifted again and a good finish from Amy Gibbins got us to 5-1.

We began to tire a little and Urunga scored again for 5-2, before Jaqui scored a very simple goal after running around the keeper. A late goal for Urunga left us at 6-3.

All in all another solid performance which was highlighted by our defensive work and passing game. Well done to Tara at centre back with a great game. Tamika was also very strong and Charlotte who ran like crazy up front.