Monday, March 18, 2019

Women Warriors grab win with last-minute goal

Photo: Olympia's Olivia Bomford tackles Zebras' Isabella Ferrier [PlessPix]

(Women’s Super League, North Hobart Oval, Sunday, 17 March 2019)

Hobart Zebras 2 (S Steventon 43 pen, Z Nichols 54)
Olympia Warriors 3 (R Puli 33, B Davies 82, J Mamic 89)

HT:  1-1   Att:  150   Ref:  A Giusti

Hobart Zebras:  Cook;  Mason, Kannegiesser, Steventon, Delaney, Ferrier, Villwock, Gill, Nichols, Graham, Hulton, Fulton, I Moutsatsos, Burt, Ponting

Olympia Warriors:  Farrow;  Cure, Leszczynski, Mamic, Black, Chambers, Williams, Bomford, Davies, Puli, Michael, Russell, Flack, Marino, Allanby

Photo:  Zebras' Isabella Ferrier tackles Olympia's captain, Innocent Michael [PlessPix]

Hobart Zebras gave a better display than many predicted and just lost this game by the odd goal in five.

Olympia Warriors were a little disappointing as they returned to the top-flight Women’s Super League, but their 3-2 win was a welcome three points.

The Warriors took the lead in the 33rd minute when Raffaella Puli broke free down the right and beat Zebras keeper Shelley Cook with a powerful finish.

Olivia Bomford almost added a second a minute later, but Cook produced an excellent save, turning the ball against the crossbar.  It was then cleared as it rebounded into play.

Photo:  Olympia's Sophie Leszczynski pursued by Zebras' Lily Hulton [PlessPix]

Zebras drew level just before the interval through a penalty despatched by Selina Steventon.

Zoe Nichols gave Zebras the lead in the 54th minute as she rounded defender after defender before firing past Warriors keeper Jenna Farrow.

The speedy Bonnie Davies restored the equilibrium in the 82nd minute as the Warriors fought back.

With a draw seemingly on the cards, Josie Mamic produced the winner for Olympia a minute from the end when Cook could only parry Davies’s shot and Mamic was left with a tap-in.

Photo:  Zebras' Lily Hulton looks for a way past Olympia's Maddie Black (left) and Olivia Bomford [PlessPix]

1 comment:

Brian Young said...

Great pictures; font...hmmm.