Queensland opened their Under-18 Youth Girls National Championships on the Gold Coast with a 3.2 (20) to 14.7 (91) loss to Team WA
Queensland opened their Under-18 Youth Girls National Championships on the Gold Coast with a 3.2 (20) to 14.7 (91) loss to Team WA.
According to observers, the scoreline did not do justice to the closeness of the contest with Team WA really only getting away in the final term.
The second quarter provided some outstanding football, with both sides getting into a fast-paced and clean-hands rhythm.
There were some brutal clashes of bodies that left the crowd gasping. Sometimes they were through ‘friendly fire’!
By the final term, Team WA found space through hard running and displayed better use of the ball.
A courageous final term goal by Gibson (WA) who ran into space to gather the ball and skidded it through for full points while being smashed by a superbly executed hip and shoulder set up a cavalcade of goals.
Queensland, supported by a vocal home crowd, responded quickly forcing the ball down into their forward 50 and under enormous pressure soccered through a quick reply.
However WA finished off with several players getting into the goal kicking action.
Schmidt kicked a raking punt from 50 out followed in quick succession by a snap from Haynes, Miller and Phillips to put the result beyond doubt.
Kristy Wallace (pictured) was among the best for the Queenslanders.
Team WA 3-1 6-3 9-3 14-7-91
Queensland 1-0 2-0 2-2 3-2-20
Goals: WA: Seth 3, Haynes, Atkins 2, Carn, Edwards, Gibson, Jackson, Schmidt, Miller, Swanson 1. Qld: Hudson, Peters, Paul.
Best: WA: Phillips, Gibson, Swanson, Haynes, Osborne. Qld: Wallace, Hunt, Bates, McGorm, Aeschilmann, Collins