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Football - Girls (Issue 4 2017)

Written on the 29 June 2017

Girls one step closer to State Knockout Girls' Football Finals

The Girls' Football side played their first games of the State Knockout Competition on Tuesday 13 June on the Main Oval, playing against Tatachilla Lutheran College in Game 1 and Cardijn College in Game 2. It was an exciting start to the Knockout phase and all the girls were excited to represent their College.

GAME 1: SHC 3.2.20 defeated Tatachilla 1.0.6
The first game started slowly, as players were playing together for the first time and it was our first hit-out for the year. The girls were a little rusty in executing their skills, and in the dewy conditions, they were finding it hard to take the ball cleanly, but the endeavour, chasing and tackling was evident. Tatachilla were a strong side, with some very good players and they regularly took the ball forward and put our defence and team under pressure. Midfielders led by Smith, Kohn and Harkness controlled and won the ball and drove it forward, whilst our defenders mopped up opposition attacks, capably organised by Hayes, Bennett and Fry. In the end, the girls won by a narrow 14 points and were alive for Game 2 to progress to the next round.
Goals: Kellock, Kohn, Turnbull 1.
Best: Kohn, Smith, Hayes, Harkness, Bennett, Fry.

GAME 2: SHC 9.10.64 defeated Cardijn 0.0.0
Cardijn looked to be a strong opponent after defeating Tatachilla in golden point overtime. The winner of this game were to advance to the next round, so there was plenty to play for. In a really strong start, the girls jumped out of the blocks quickly, as the school crowd poured into the Main Oval. Kellock was providing the team with a real target up forward and was slotting important first half goals. Morgan and Paull were dominant across half forward, as they continued to drive the ball inside the 50m arc. Kohn and Bennett were lively in the midfield and once again Hayes was repelling opposition attacks. The girls tackled like crazy, took the game on and defended with frugalness, holding Cardijn scoreless. The girls enjoyed playing on the Main Oval, showcasing girls' football to the big crowd that came to support.
Goals: Kellock 4, Paull 2, Ffrench, Smith, Morgan 1.
Best: Morgan, Kellock, Paull, Kohn, Hayes, Bennett.

The girls now advance to a 3-way semi-final to be played in early Term 3 against Mercedes College and Trinity College. The winner of this next phase, will progress to the State Knockout Grand Final on Adelaide Oval.

Garreth Hutton
Girls Football Coach



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