|Northern Storm Football Club Match Report|
|Northern Storm Team||Womens Reserves Cyclones|
|Date & Venue||21/5 Korora|
|Coach / Manager||Mike Lloyd|
|Player of the Match||Alison Jenkins / Bronte Wall|
Maclean were in 2nd spot on the ladder just above us, so we knew this would be a tough game. Our side is getting stronger as we gain a few more players and get some back from injury, and we are starting to get close to playing flat out for 90 minutes.
We began extremely well, with a strong passing game allowing us to create plenty of chances. Again we struggled a bit to finish these, but eventually the breakthrough came with Jaqui finishing off after a good lead up. 1-0 up and going well, until we had some drama after 25 minutes. A bit of an altercation with Maclean led to 2 players receiving yellow cards, then Paige got a 2nd yellow for dissent with the ref. So we were down to 10 players. Despite this we continued attacking and still looked the team more likely to score for the remainder of the 1st half.
In the 2nd half the game changed and evened up. Maclean came out hard and put us under plenty of pressure at the back. However we held strong with several great saves from Alison in goals and some excellent work from Bronte Wall & Tamika in the backs.
In the end we scraped through for the win, a good result against a strong team. The best features for us were the type of football we played, and our commitment in defence with only 10 players.