Green grass of home an asset for Northern NSW girls
THE Northern NSW under-13 team took full advantage of playing on their home ground during the second day of action at the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls.
Taking to the C.ex Coffs International Stadium turf in the first match of the day, the Northern NSW girls outplayed a determined Tasmanian outfit to record a 7-0 victory.
It was the first win of the tournament for the girls but it won't count on the official points table as the clash was a group cross over fixture.
Never the less, it was an impressive performance from the home team.
Isabella Main opened the scoring when the match was just seconds old and despite Tasmania's best efforts to claim an equaliser, Northern NSW took a three goal lead into the halftime break after Jamilla Rankin scored on 21 minutes and teammate Jessica Davis added another to the board on 28.
Josie Morley continued to add to Northern's tally with a brace within three minutes of the second half's commencement to push the score to 5-0.
Jasmyn Hughes added a goal of her own and Davis completed her brace to extend the final score to 7-0 over Tasmania.
Like their 13 Years counterparts, the Northern NSW 15 Years Girls played out a group cross over fixture today.
A goal on either side of halftime to NSW Country's Tayla Lloyd was enough to seal the win for Northern NSW's opposition.
Tomorrow Northern NSW 15 Years Girls will come up against Queensland in the final match of the day kicking off at 3.10pm while the 13 Years squad will face South Australia at 12.20pm.