Cream rising to the top in National Youth Championships
THE Northern NSW 15 years team moved a step closer toward a possible championship with another win in the Westfield National Youth Championship for Girls.
Playing against Queensland on the third day of matches at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, the Northern NSW girls were too strong running out 4-0 winners.
This win places Northern NSW alongside Capital Football as the only undefeated teams in their group. In the other group, NSW Country and Victoria are also undefeated.
Northern NSW's Tyla Endemi opened the scoring on ten minutes and despite several solid attempts from Queensland, it was the home team 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 the lead to four goals.
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 sealed the victory in the last moments of the match.
DAY 3 RESULTS
Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls
Wednesday, July 8 at C.ex Coffs International Stadium
NSW Metro 4 (Julia Vignes 2′, Sheridan Gallagher 27′, Anastasia Grozdanov 38′, Isabella Volkanovski 60′) bt Victoria 0
Football West 9 (Abbey Green 3′, 4′, 19′, 49′, Yasmin Furse 21′, 42′, Taneesha Baker 32′, Eden-Lee Schaffer 48′, 51′) bt Northern Territory 0
Northern NSW 4 (Isabella Main 15′, Jamilla Rankin 23′, Jannali Hunter 53′, Bronte Peel 60′) bt South Australia 2 (Nikki Henkens 36′, 43′)
Queensland 1 (Dominique Spampinato 14′) drew with NSW Country 1 (Kimberley Trappett 38′)
Capital Football 1 (Claudia Smith 30′) bt Tasmania 0
Football West 4 (Lauren De Gaye 2′, Bianca Webb 16′, Tessa De Leo 54′, Kizanne Mulder 60′) bt Tasmania 1 (Jade Williams 22′)
NSW Country 3 (Madalyn Moffat 2′, Lani Johnson 39′, Chelsea Blissett 60′) bt NSW Metro 1 (Deborah-Anne De La Harpe 33′)
Capital Football 2 (Lara Burdett 27′, Sarah Morgan 48′) bt Northern Territory 0
Victoria 2 (Jessica Traynor 32′, 48′) bt South Australia 1 (Chanel Todino 35′)
Northern NSW 4 (Tyla Endemi 10′, Skye McKenzie 22′, Lucy Kell 27′, 36′) bt Queensland 0