We started the season with the recruitment of 5 new players to our team, we had a strong pre-season and there were great signs in the pre season trial games, momentum was building only to be shut down like the rest of the world.
On our return we regrouped well and set about regaining our fitness and team work we had built earlier in the year. The girls set a high standard of play from the re-start and only dropped 3 games all season.
We lost 2 players to season ending injuries and true testament to our girls they dug deep and played on the rest of the season putting in extra effort for them each week. We finished the minor premiership equal second (third on GD). By the end of the regular season the girls were all carrying niggling injuries, we were fortunate enough to have Hubert our club Physio on hand at training and game day to have the girls ready to go.
The semi final was played against Lugarno, a team we had mixed fortunes against during the regular season. It was an extremely hot day and the game was split into quarters. The girls managed the heat well and scored 2 first half goals which we defended well and finished with the 2 nil win.
The Grand final was against our Oatley rivals All Saints who were minor Premiers.
If the semi was played in bad conditions then the GF was atrocious, Windy, Wet and Cold.
The match was still scoreless at half time and we had to turn and run into the strong wind.
We were under the pump for about 20 mins when things started to change, we managed some good ball possession and struck our first goal from a left foot shot outside the penalty box to hit the top left corner of the goal. We struck again not long after from a cross put in low and hard from the right flank, skidding across the wet surface and unable to be taken by the keeper and neatly knocked in by our striker. The girls held strong and celebrated hard when that final whistle blew.
A great way to finish a very different season.