Photos (Top to Bottom): Match officials (L-R) Laura Hargrave, Patrick Galloway, Richard McAllister, Ivan Jozeljic; The TIS starting XI; the Taroona starting XI; TIS coach Michael Edwards (left) and his assistant Rodney Tattam; Taroona coach Dirk Gadd; Taroona's Ashlee Tolman intercepts Jessie Williams's pass; Taroona defender Hanna Manuela races for the ball ahead of a TIS opponent [PlessPix]
Women’s State-wide Cup Final (KGV Park, Saturday, 21 August 2010)
Tasmanian Institute of Sport 1 (E Gavalas 35)
Taroona 1 (L Bremner 20)
HT: 1-1 AET: 1-1 Penalty Shoot-out: 4-5 Att: 200 Ref: R McAllister
Tasmanian Institute of Sport: Plummer; Vienna-Hallam, Daley, Stalker, O’Brien, A Ayton, Williams, Gavalas, Foote, Edwards, Cavarretta, Macgregor, Bird, Connolly [Interchange applied]
Taroona: Catheral; Ormandy-Neale, Konings, Manuela, Prescott, Tolman, Cretu, H Ayton, Bremner, Fyfe, Tarbath, Raymond, Collet, Parsell [Interchange applied]
The Tasmanian Institute of Sport side refused to be overawed by the older and more experienced Taroona outfit.
Taroona took the lead in the 20th minute when the TIS failed to clear a corner. The ball went back to the corner taker, Lisa Bremner, who gratefully accepted the second chance and hammered it home.
Ten minutes before the interval, TIS equalised. Jessie Williams slipped a perfect pass through for Ellie Gavalas to run on to and she beat the keeper and fired home from an angle on the left.
Williams has similarly fed Gavalas earlier, but the keeper had managed to get to the ball first on that occasion.
TIS took the initiative in the second half and Rani Cavarretta hit a post in the 65th minute.
Six minutes later, they went close again as Georgia Foote fired against the crossbar.
Taroona responded in the 83rd minute when Sarah Cretu’s shot from the right clipped the top of the crossbar.
In extra-time, Adelyn Ayton looked certain to win the match for the TIS, but when put through on the right, she contrived to shoot over the bar.
TIS won the penalty shoot-out 5-4 through successful spot-kicks by Olivia Edwards, Shelbi Vienna-Hallam, Adelyn Ayton, Jessie Williams and Rani Cavarretta. Caitlin Stalker’s spot-kick was saved by Taroona keeper Savannah Catheral.
For Taroona, Kellie Konings, Laura Prescott, Ashlee Tolman and Karina Tarbath netted from their penalties. Sarah Cretu’s effort was saved by TIS keeper Jemma Plummer, but when ordered to re-take it because the keeper had moved early, Cretu blazed wide. When Holly Ayton missed, the TIS were victorious and lifted the trophy.
· Tasmanian Institute of Sport coach, Michael Edwards, said:
“Really, really very proud of the girls tonight. We knew we’d get a tough game out of Taroona.
“They’ve had a great year in the league.
“We don’t play 90 minutes of football, so I was really proud the girls were able to run it out and then go to extra-time and still play some reasonable football.
“I think we had our chances to win it. Perhaps our passing wasn’t the best and our finishing wasn’t the best, but I’m really pleased they stood up at the penalty shoot-out and were confident.
“You know, young Caitlin Stalker at 13 to step up and take a penalty in a senior grand final is an amazing thing.
“I’m just so proud of the girls and what they’ve done this evening.”
· Taroona coach, Dirk Gadd, said:
“I’m really proud of the girls and the way they fought it out. It wasn’t going to be as easy for us as I thought.
“I’m just really happy for them. It’s a bad way to go out, but I can’t be happier.”