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Great end-to-end football for Bruns Breakers

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Captain Julia led the team out on this bright and very warm Sunday.

The Breakers won the toss of the coin and elected to kick off. The girls were soon on the attack and had the first shot at goal. The ball whistled past the post.

It did not take long for the home team to start attacking but the away side defence were not letting anything through.

The match was going end -to-end, both sides playing good football.

The crowd were enjoying this match.

In the 20th minute Pottsville had a shot; the ball bounced wickedly on the hard pitch and caught the Bruns keeper out then rolled into the back of the net, 1–0 to the home side.

This goal did not stop the attacking momentum of the Breakers; they kicked off and took the ball down their left-hand side.

The ball was crossed into the penalty area where a home-side defender handled the ball. Penalty to Bruns.

Julia placed the ball on the spot and glided it low and wide of the keeper. 1–1. This was the halftime score; both sides applauded as they came off for a break.

The second half began with both sides having shots at a goal, still 1–1.

The heat of the sun was starting to affect both sides. Players were rotated often. Brunswick number 11 Tiare was having a great game taking on the opposition with dazzling ball control.

The whole Brunswick team were having great games. The Breakers’ coach’s thoughts were ‘the next goal wins this game and both sides don’t deserve to lose this match’.

With 10 minutes remaining in the game a Pottsville player received the ball on the edge of the Brunswick penalty area; she took aim and hit the ball perfectly high and hard. Goalkeeper Zoe tried her best but only managed to get her fingertips to the ball. 2–1, but what a goal.

The away side did not give up and kept attacking with no luck and time was running out.

The ref blew his whistle fulltime 2–1 to Pottsville. Again both sides were applauded off the field.

The Brunswick girls looked so exhausted; they had done their best. As always the coach and parents and family were so proud of them all.

Well done, girls. It took a great goal to beat you today. Final home game of the season is next Sunday.

The team will be keen for a win.

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