Friday, August 11, 2023

Mamic hits 4 goals for second game in a row as South Hobart collect Women's Super League title

Photo:  Josephine Mamic (left) has scored 8 goals in the past two games for South Hobart. [PlessPix] 

South Hobart took out the Women’s Super League title this evening with a 5-0 win over Kingborough Lions United away at Lightwood Park.

The win gives South Hobart a 17-point lead over second-placed Devonport Strikers and cannot be overtaken.

It’s a pity there was no-one from Football Tasmania in attendance to present the champions with their trophy.

Josphine Mamic hit four goals for the second consecutive game, all of them coming in the second half tonight.

South Hobart midfielder Lucy Roberts opened the scoring in the 25th minute from a free-kick awarded for a foul on Eve Swain just outside the penalty area.

Photo:  Lucy Roberts (second from left) celebrates her opening goal with captain Sophie Westwood. [PlessPix] 

Roberts hit a sweet left-footer over the wall and inside the far left-hand post.

Kingborough Lions United fought back valiantly and only a brilliant save by South Hobart keeper Jenna Farrow denied Laura Davis, whose excellent shot threatened to lodge in the top left-hand corner of the net.

South Hobart were dictating play, however, and Swain clipped the far right-hand post after a short corner from the left.

Photo:  South Hobart's Pishon Choi (right) sends her side into attack as Kingborough's main attacking weapon, Laura Davis, moves in. [PlessPix] 

Mamic made it 2-0 four minutes into the second half and there seemed no way back for the Lions.

Mamic then hit three goals in 10 minutes to settle the issue.

She found the net in the 67th, 75th and 76th minutes to complete her four-goal tally on the night as South Hobart controlled the game completely.

Photo:  South Hobart's Bridie Cooling (right) tackles Kingborough;s Laura Davis. [PlessPix] 

With Pishon Choi in excellent form just behind the attackers, Roberts controlling the midfield, Swain attacking intelligently and relentlessly, and Mamic doing the damage up front, South Hobart looked every bity the champions.

The introduction of Caitlyn Stalker midway through the second half added more pace down the flanks.

The Lions were outclassed on the night and look as if they will finish second-last.

Photo:  South Hobart's title-winning coaches Alastair Russell (left) and Craig Westwood (second from left) watch the action tonight. [PlessPix]


Anonymous said...

Ft don’t normally present at away games unless last game of the season.

Anonymous said...

If true, I hope South Hobart and the players were fully aware of this beforehand. Some of the social media comments suggest that players weren’t aware that would be the case.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about that ?
2020 Champions Olympia - awarded league trophy at Lightwood Park. (Before seasons end)
2018 Champions Ulverstone - awarded league trophy at Lightwood Park (unsure what round)