Friday, September 17, 2010

Clarence to meet Taroona in Women's grand final tomorrow

Photo (Top to Bottom): Harkana (left) and Marlugu Dixon of Clarence United; Taroona's Hanna Manuela (right) in action [PlessPix]

Clarence United meet Taroona at KGV Park on Saturday at 2.30pm in the State-wide Women’s football grand final.

Clarence reached the final with a 3-2 win over Olympia Warriors, while Taroona downed Launceston City by the same score-line.

Paris Crowe and Erin Hall will be missing from the Clarence line-up for tomorrow’s grand final. Everyone else is fit.

“Our players have recovered well from what was a bruising encounter in the semi-final against the benchmark team over the last eight to ten seasons, Olympia Warriors/Nelson,” said Clarence coach, Ronnie Bolton.

“We have a very healthy respect for our opponents, Taroona, and I am sure it will be an entertaining encounter as both teams play attacking football.

“The previous games that we played this season have been played in the right spirit and I see both Clarence United Football Club and Taroona having strong years ahead in women’s football.

“Hopefully, supporters of both clubs and neutrals alike come along on Saturday and see how women’s football has progressed.”

The Clarence United squad is:

1 Amelia Van der Niet 2 Alice Herbert 3 Clare Goss 4 Michaela Brighella 5 Casey Pagano 6 Monique Undy 7 Danielle Kannegiesser 8 Rachel Ridler 9 Kate Bolton 10 Marluga Dixon 11 Laura Edwards 12 Harkana Dixon 13 Madaline Gillbee 14 Teegan Roy 15 Jane Archer 16 Kathryn Mcleod [Coach: Ronnie Bolton; Manager: Anthony Hall; Trainer: Maree Edwards]

The Taroona squad is expected to be:

1 Savannah Catheral 2 Holly Ayton 4 Karina Tarbath 5 Emma Fyfe 6 Lisa Bremner 7 Ashlee Tolman 8 Daisy Parsell 9 Sabella Ormandy-Neale 10 Sarah Cretu 11 Danielle Raymond 12 Kellie Konings 13 Hanna Manuela 18 Laura Prescott, Leesa Collet, Laura Wilsdon, Claire Farquhar [Coach Gadd: Dirk; Trainer: John Meehan]


Not Ronnie Bolton said...

Good luck to Ronnie and his girls tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

A comment from Ronnie needs some clarification.

At Olympia we have a team which is based on Olympia players, not Nelson as it existed from two seasons ago and before that season. Only 4 of the players who played Clarence United were previously with Nelson. Other players were recruited from elsewhere.

Some who play range in age from 16 -18 and responded to adverts asking players to join Olympia before last season.