THE Wonthaggi Secondary College junior girls’ team made the trek to Sale on Friday, July 21 for a day of football.
In perfect conditions with a slight breeze and not a cloud in sight, the trip was worth it. The girls came up against Lowanna in game one. After a slow start, struggling to clear the ball out of congested packs, they began to gain a bit of momentum in the second half.
Bella Ross got the girls on the board with the first goal, then Mia Scott followed up with another two. A good win in some tightly contested footy.
Results: WSC 3.1.19 def Lowanna 0.1.1.
Goals: Mia Scott 2, Bella Ross.
Best: Jessy Sadler, Ella Sadler, Xy Tobias, Tandra Krause, Zara Hooper.
A quick 20-minute break then saw the girls face off against Bairnsdale on the main oval.
Playing with one less player did not faze the girls, picking up from where they left off in game one.
The ball remained in Wonthaggi’s forward half for the majority of the first half but there was difficulty in converting on the scoreboard.
After a regroup at half time the girls then made most of their opportunities.
Results: WSC 3.1.19 def Bairnsdale 1.1.7.
Goals: Bella Ross, Cloe Booth, Jessy Sadler
Best: Jessy Sadler, Ella Sadler, Xy Tobias, Cloe Booth, Nusyaba Mohammed, Mikaela Notley.
The final game for the day was against Catholic College Sale and with both teams undefeated, this was deemed the grand final. In a much more physical and tougher contest the girls played exceptionally well.
Tired legs and an injury meant only 16 players were out there, but it did not stop the girls fight and push to the very end.
Results: WSC 1.0.6 def by CC Sale 2.3.15.
Goals: Ella Sadler.
Best: Jessy Sadler, Ella Sadler, Nusyaba Mohammed, Zara Hooper, Mikaela Notley.
Wonthaggi Secondary College teacher Kelly O’Neill said, “Well done on a great effort girls and your representation of South Gippsland.”
“Also, a special thanks to Tom Harley for being roped in as goal umpire for the day.”