Victor Harbor women had two different tales to tell on Saturday night with Blue defeating Goolwa 2-nil and White losing to Yankalilla 2-1.
Goolwa came out under manned to face Victor Blue, but they showed great determination and kept continuous pressure on Victor throughout the entire game.
Victor were forced to press hard for the entire game, Jasmine Broadbent, Lani Arens and Tash McMahan used their speed and skill to keep Victor on their toes.
Madison Richter and Querida Pearse worked well together keeping the midfield tight and continually feeding the ball forward.
Victor’s first goal was scored off a short corner hit from Liz Richter. Victor’s forwards Rachel Kennedy, Heather Cass and Abby Bricknell all worked hard with some great runs up the field together keeping Goolwa’s full back under immense pressure.
Lynette Wheatley was solid for Goolwa and helped to keep their defence tight.
Victor scored their second goal late in the second half with a fast break out of defence.
Heather Cass put the ball in the goals, but not before many of her team helped from some great passing and attack. This was a well fought out game from both sides.
Victor White would have been disappointed after this game, as it is their first loss for the season.
Yankalilla seemed to have more of the ball in the first half and were rewarded with the first goal from a short corner hit by Ashley Gibbons.
But this success was short lived when Victor got the jump on Yankalilla’s defence with a swift attack into the circle leaving the backs desperate in their attempts to thwart Jamie Molesworth, who was successful in getting the ball into the net.
Victor came out in the second half with renewed vigour and put constant pressure on Yankalilla’s defence, as the ball was continually pushed into the goal circle.
It wasn’t until the dying seconds of the game when Yankalilla were awarded a short corner on the full time whistle that game was broken from the dead lock.
Their first attempt looked good, but Victor’s defence stopped the ball from going over the line, but couldn’t stop another infringement giving Yankalilla another opportunity with another short corner.
This time Amy Williams was successful with a direct hit into the net.