Monday, July 15, 2019

Warriors down lacklustre Zebras in Women's Super League

Photo:  Lily Hulton's shot clears the Olympia crossbar [PlessPix]

(Women’s Super League, Warrior Park, Saturday, 13 July 2019)

Olympia Warriors 3 (M Chambers 14, 36, 62)
Hobart Zebras 0

HT:  2-0   Att:  40   Ref:  J McInerney

Olympia Warriors:  Farrow;  Black, Bomford, Chambers, Davies, Leszczynski, Marino, Puli, Quinn, Russell, Williams  (Subs:  Michael, Teale)

Hobart Zebras:  Cook;  Burt, Delaney, Ferrier, Gill, Hulton, Kannegiesser, Mason, Nichols, Rand, Steventon  (Subs:  Berry, Fiemann, Fulton, Leon, Ponting)

Photo:  Zebras' Zoe Nichols hemmed in by Olympia's Sophie Leszczynski and Darci Quinn [PlessPix]

Hobart Zebras squandered two glorious chances in the opening minutes.  Had they converted these, they would probably have won.

First, a poor square pass at the back by Darci Quinn let Lily Hulton in on goal, but she inexplicably delayed her shot and finally fired high and wide.

Second, Zoe Nichols fired wide when she would normally have scored with her eyes closed.

Zebras had another chance after that, but Olympia keeper Jenna Farrow turned the lob against the crossbar.

Photo:  Maddie Chambers is congratulated by her team-mates after scoring [PlessPix]

Having let the Warriors off the hook, the game became the Maddie Chambers show, with Bonnie Davies the major figure in the supporting cast.

Chambers opened Olympia’s account when she was put through on goal on the left by Davies and rounded Zebras keeper Shelley Cook to score.

In the 36th minute, Cook fumbled a shot from Davies from wide on the right and Chambers was on hand to knock in the loose ball from close range to make it 2-0.

The adventurous Chambers, who showed speed and ball control throughout in a first-class display, completed her hat-trick in the 62nd minute to complete the 3-0 win over a disappointing Zebras.

Photo:  Olympia's Jade Williams on a run [PlessPix]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surprising result for mine. Poor defending on show including some odd communication at times. Pity one of the better players only coming on in the second half.