Friday, May 6, 2022

Taroona in semi-finals of Women's State-wide Cup

Photo:  Action from tonight's Metro versus Taroona Women's State-wide Cup match at North Chigwell. [PlessPix]  

Taroona are through to the semi-finals of the Women’s State-wide Cup.

They beat Metro 4-1 at a well-lit North Chigwell tonight on a still but cold night that was perfect for football.

Sarah Townsend gave Taroona the lead early in the match with a fine shot on the turn, but Metro came back strongly.

Photo:  Taroona's Zola Blackwood-Coyle about to cross the ball. [PlessPix]  

Metro hit the right-hand upright with a long-range shot shortly afterwards, and then Caitlin Roughsedge hit the equaliser.

Metro’s failure to mark Holly Ayton proved their undoing.

Photo:  Taroona's Holly Ayton shoots and scores from range. [PlessPix]  

Ayton was keen to shoot from range and she successfully did so twice to give Taroona a 3-1 lead at the interval.

The game was quite even in the second half, but Daisy Parsell added a fourth goal for the visitors to give them a 4-1 win and a berth in the semi-finals.

Photo:  A Metro defender clears the ball with a desperate tackle. [PlessPix]


Tomorrow’s scheduled Lakoseljac Cup match between Kingborough Lions United and Hobart United has been switched from Clennett’s Lightwood Park to Empire Couriers Park at 5pm.

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