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The Brunswick Breakers were up against the reigning premiers Alstonville at home in one of the toughest matches the girls would face.

The first half started with the field slippery from overnight showers but both sides were willing to play the passing game – the home side not giving the opposition any advantage.

In the 20th minute the Alstonville striker had a shot. The ball skidded off the surface and goalkeeper Zoe could not quite get her hands to it. A goal to the Villa side 1–0.

A few minutes later another Villa shot deflected off a defender leaving the Bruns keeper stranded at 2–0.

Straight from the restart the home side attacked and won a corner kick. The ball swung into the penalty area and a Villa defender handed the ball penalty to the Breakers.

Captain Julia Cooley slotted the ball high and wide of the keeper for 2–1 to the home side, who were back in the match.

The second half began  with an Alstonville attack making it 3–1 and the Bruns side were starting to tire and a missed pass found a Villa striker to score again 4–1.

The Breakers restarted the game but the opposing side gained control of the ball and won a corner.

The ball was crossed over and this time a Brunswick girl handed the ball penalty to Alstonville.

Goalkeeper Zoe, who has been in outstanding form so far this year, set herself while the Villa player placed the ball low and hard to the keeper’s right, but she dived and saved to much cheering from the spectators.

This save spurred on the home side and they started attacking the away team who then were also tiring.

The Bruns captain collected the ball on the halfway line and decided to go for run dribbling past the away side, and found herself  inside the penalty area; she looked up then drove the ball past the keeper in the back of the net 4–2.

Breaker spectators urged on their team on for another goal but they could not break them down.

The full-time whistle was blown and Villa won 4–2 but this does not reflect how close this match was.

Well done, girls, and congratulations to Julia for scoring a double, her first-ever goals for the club.

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