A big game for Brunswick v Alstonville. The coach spoke to his players prematch and had them primed for the game.
The home side kicked off and were in game mode passing the ball about and creating the first shot of the game, which whistled past the goal post. The breakers had most of the play in the opening 15 minutes.
It wasn’t long before Ruby found herself running onto a perfect through ball and placed the ball past the keeper into the back of the net 1–0 Bruns.
Alstonville attacked from the restart and fired a shot at goal but stand-in keeper Georgia saved it. Both teams played beautifully, passing the ball about, but it was the home team that had the edge.
The breakers forced a corner. Julia took the kick but the away side defended well. Four times this happened; on the fifth corner kick Jana called for a short corner and had a shot at goal but it was blocked. She gained control of the ball and took aim and placed the ball high and wide of the keeper 2–0. At half-time whistle blow the Breakers were up by two goals.
Lily and Georgia swapped positions as the second half began. The home side were controlling the game and missed many chances. The whole team working as one was a joy to watch.
With only minutes remaining, Georgia latched onto a loose ball in the penalty and blasted the ball into the back of the net 3–0. The home supporters couldn’t believe the score line as this team has never beaten Alstonville.
The full-time whistle sounded to huge cheers from the crowd. The coach was so proud of the team; all 12 players were great.
The girls are applauded off the ground. What a massive game to win.
Well done, girls.