The Dalyston Youth Girls football team won its first match by 61 points over Morwell in front of a big crowd at Dalyston on Sunday.
IT WAS an historic day for football in Bass Coast on Sunday when Dalyston hosted the first ever Gippsland Youth Girls match in the area.
Playing in front of a large home crowd, the Magpies couldn’t have hoped for a better result as they came away with a 61 point win over Morwell.
Kicking with the wind in the first quarter the local girls got a couple of goals on the board to lead by 20 points at quarter time.
Good defensive pressure by Brianna Magro and Brianna Pupetti in the second quarter restricted Morwell to one goal whilst Dalyston scored two goals kicking into the wind and put the game out of reach by half time.
Ella Cargill provided a great target at full forward finishing with four goals for the match.
Co-captain Dayle Egan led by example and seemed to be involved in every contest.
Louise Parkes worked hard at both ends with some great tackles and shepherds.
Ally Kershaw provided great run off half back and along with the other girls wasn’t afraid to take on her opponent.
The team is still looking for more players so if you are aged 12-18 and would like to play, come along to training at 5.30pm on Wednesdays at the Dalyston Recreation Reserve.
Final score: Dalyston 10.9.69 def Morwell 1.2.8
Best players: Dayle Egan, Ally Kershaw, Ella Cargill, Glenda Smith, Annabelle Townsend, Daisy Filippi.
Goal kickers: Ella Cargill 4, Dayle Egan 2, Ally Kershaw, Annabelle Townsend, Leah McNish, Brianna Magro.