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Northern NSW End Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls on a High
Northern NSW 15 Years Girls claimed the title of Group B Winners, while the 13 Years ended the week in fourth place in Group A.
NSW Metro 3 (Lauren Pennell 23′, Isabella Volkanovski 34′, 42′) def. Northern NSW 1 (Lucy Young 27′)
The Northern NSW 13 Years Girls were unlucky to concede defeat on the final day of the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls.
Up against NSW Metro, Northern held their opposition out for the majority of the first half until the 23rd minute when Lauren Pennell scored for Metro.
Northern’s Lucy Young was quick to retaliate minutes later to equalise the score at 1-1 leading into the halftime break.
Metro was on the front foot in the second half with a brace from Isabella Volkanovski giving her side the lead and subsequent victory.
Northern NSW 13 Years Girls ended the week in fourth place in Group A, Queensland was crowned National Champions in the 13 Years, while Capital Football won Group B.
Capital Football 1 (Sarah Morgan 30′) def. by Northern NSW 3 (Lucy Kell 6′, Claire Farrington 26′, Renee Pountney 43′)
Northern NSW 15 Years Girls kept their winning streak alive this afternoon with a 3-1 victory over Capital Football which saw the squad top the table and become Group B Winners.
Capital Football needed a win top Group B and Northern just a draw, so both sides had everything to play for.
Two first half goals to Northern NSW courtesy of Lucy Kell and Claire Farrington gave the side confidence until Capital’s Sarah Morgan pulled one back just prior to the halftime whistle.
Renee Pountney scored the winning goal on 43 minutes to extend her side’s lead to two goals and clinch the victory to ensure Northern NSW ended the week undefeated (with exception of the group crossover match) and in first place in Group B.
NSW Country was crowned 15 Years National Champions after topping Group A.
Day 4 – Thursday 9th July
The Northern NSW 15 Years Girls will tomorrow face off against fellow Group B leaders, Capital Football, for the chance at topping the group on the final day of the Championships.
In the other Northern NSW match, the 13 Years Girls were narrowly defeated by Queensland.
9:30am Northern NSW 0 def. by Queensland 1 (Emileigh Bowman 52′)
Northern NSW 13 Years Girls were unable to turn their two match winning streak into three this morning following a narrow 1-0 defeat to Queensland.
Despite chances at either end of the field throughout the first half, the score remained gridlocked and goalless at nil apiece entering the halftime break.
With both sides seeking a goal to take the lead, it was Queensland who finally broke the deadlock on 52 minutes through a goal to Emileigh Bowman.
The single goal was enough for the Queenslanders to take all three points, leaving Northern NSW sitting on the middle of the table.
In their final match of the Championships, Northern NSW 13 Years Girls will take on NSW Metropolitan tomorrow at 12:20pm.
10:55am Northern NSW 7 (Esther Ting 2′, Georgia Minors 21′, Hannah Bourke 35′, Breanna Steadman 46′, 57′, Renee Pountney 51′, Phoebe Cave 55′) def. Northern Territory 0
Northern NSW 15 Years Girls continued to demonstrate their dominance in Group B on Day 4 of the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls with a comprehensive 7-0 victory over Northern Territory.
With the match just two minutes old, Northern NSW’s Esther Ting scored the first of seven goals with teammate Georgia Minors adding a second on 21 minutes.
Northern NSW took a two goal lead into the halftime break and Hannah Bourke, Renee Pountney and Phoebe Cave each scored one, with Breanna Steadman achieving a brace to put the second half goal tally to five.
Northern NSW will face off against fellow Group B leaders Capital Football tomorrow in a clash which will determine 15 Years Group B Winners.
Day 3 – Wednesday 8th July
Both Northern NSW squads took all three points in their fixtures on Day 3 of the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls.
12:20pm South Australia 2 (Nikki Henkens 36′, 43′) def. by Northern NSW 4 (Isabella Main 15′, Jamilla Rankin 23′, Jannali Hunter 53′, Bronte Peel 60′)
Northern NSW 13 Years Girls played out a thrilling match against South Australia this afternoon and picked up their first points of the week with 4-2 victory over South Australia.
Northern NSW started well with goals to Isabella Main and Jamilla Rankin providing the home side with a two goal buffer by the end of the first half.
Comfortable with the lead, Northern NSW lost their dominance of the match when South Australia’s Nikki Henkens pulled one back six minutes into the second half.
Minutes later Henkens completed her brace with a second goal to equalise the score at two apiece, leaving Northern desperate to make a comeback.
Comeback they did, ten minutes after Henkens’ equaliser Jannali Hunter regained the lead for Northern to push the score to 3-2. Bronte Peel consolidated the victory in the last moments of the match to see the match end at 4-2.
Northern NSW 13 Years Girls come up against Queensland tomorrow in the first fixture of the day at 9:30am.
3:10pm Queensland 0 def. by Northern NSW 4 (Tyla Endemi 10′, Skye McKenzie 22′, Lucy Kell 27′, 36′)
Like their 13 Years combatants, the Northern NSW 15 Years Girls were triumphant on Day 3 of the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls in Coffs Harbour.
Northern’s Tyla Endemi opened the scoring on ten minutes and despite several solid attempts from their Queensland opposition, it was Northern who scored the next goal of the match through Skye McKenzie.
Lucy Kell added a third just before the end of the first half, completing her brace on the other side of halftime to extend Northern’s lead to four goals.
Queensland was unable to return serve and the match ended at 4-0.
Currently leading Group B alongside Capital Football, Northern NSW 15 Years Girls will face Northern Territory tomorrow at 10:55am.
Day 2 – Tuesday 7th July
Both the Northern NSW 13 Years Girls and 15 Years Girls participated in group cross over fixtures today at the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls.
The 13 Years Girls dominated against Tasmania, claiming 7-0 win, while the 15 Years squad went down to NSW Country 2-0.
The fixtures against opposition from Group B (13 Years) and Group A (15 Years) do not have any impact on the Official Points Tables.
9:30am Tasmania 0 def. by Northern NSW 7 (Isabella Main 1′, Jamilla Rankin 21, Jessica Davis 28′, 58′, Josie Morley 31′, 33′, Jasmyn Hughes 46′)
Northern NSW 13 Years claimed their first win of the week this morning at the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls with a 7-0 victory over Tasmania in a group cross over fixture.
Isabella Main opened the scoring when the match was just seconds old and despite Tasmania’s best efforts to claim an equaliser, Northern NSW took a three goal lead into the halftime break after Jamilla Rankin scored on 21 minutes and teammate Jessica Davis added another to the board on 28.
Josie Morley continued to add to Northern’s tally with a brace within three minutes of the second half’s commencement to push the score to 5-0.
Jasmyn Hughes added a goal of her own and Davis completed her brace to extend the final score to 7-0 over Tasmania.
The Northern NSW 13 Years Girls will meet South Australia tomorrow at 12:20pm.
3:10pm Northern NSW 0 def. by NSW Country 2 (Tayla Lloyd 14′, 55′)
Like their 13 Years counterparts, the Northern NSW 15 Years Girls played out a group cross over fixture on Day 2 of the Championships.
A goal on either side of halftime to NSW Country’s Tayla Lloyd was enough to seal the win for Northern NSW’s opposition.
Tomorrow Northern NSW 15 Years Girls will come up against Queensland in the final match of the day kicking off at 3:10pm.
Day 1 – Monday 6th July
9:30am Northern NSW 6 (Lucy Kell 3′, Hannah Bourke 24′, Skye Mackenzie 42′, 59′, Renee Pountney 56′, Tessa Tamplin 58′) def. Tasmania 0
The Northern NSW 15 Years Girls side commenced their Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls in Coffs Harbour on a high with a convincing 6-0 victory over Tasmania this morning.
In the first fixture of the day with the FIFA Women’s World Cup streaming live in the background on the scoreboard at C.ex Stadium, it took just three minutes for the Northern squad to take the lead in the match through Lucy Kell.
The score stood at a standstill for over 20 minutes following Kell’s goal before Hannah Bourke added a second to give Northern NSW a two goal buffer into the halftime break.
Skye Mackenzie added to the goal tally midway through the second half to dash Tasmania’s hopes of making a comeback. Mackenzie clocked a brace adding to goals from teammates Renee Pountney and Tessa Tamplin to round out three goals in the closing five minutes which pushed the final score line to 6-0.
Northern NSW will tomorrow face NSW Country in a crossover match which has no impact on the Official Points Tables.
1:45pm Northern NSW 0 def. by Victoria 2 (Maja Markovski 19′, Alana Jancevski 41′)
Northern NSW 13 Years Girls were unable to match their 15 year old counterparts’ win this afternoon, as the side went down 2-0 to Victoria.
The first half of the opening stanza saw both sides create opportunities at either end of the field, but it was Victoria’s Maja Markovski who opened the scoring on 19 minutes.
Unable to find an equaliser, Northern NSW went into the second half trailing by one goal which was extended to two on 41 minutes through Victoria’s Alana Jancevski.
A second yellow card to Bella-Jade Carlisle saw Northern drop to ten players, but the side held firm and kept the score at 2-0.
Northern NSW 13 Years Girls take on Tasmania at 9:30am on Day 2 of the Championships in a crossover match which has no impact on the Official Points Tables.