Local girls secure first win at FFA Youth Champs
THE Northern NSW Select squad has come away with its first win of the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls, defeating Victoria Country 4-1.
The Northern NSW Select girls, featuring Woolgoolga goalkeeper Sophie Buller, started out strong and controlled most of the possession for the majority of yesterday's game.
After several chances, star player Hollie Constable opened the scoreboard for Northern NSW in the 22nd minute. Constable again found the back of the net in the 30th minute when a perfectly placed through ball by Rylee-Jayne Harrison set up Constable for her second goal of the game.
Phoebe Cave played the ball wide in the 27th minute before sending it into the centre where there was a scramble in the box and Kayla Steadman finished it off. The score remained at 3-0 going into the break.
Northern NSW started slowly in the second half which allowed Victoria Country's Leia Varley to put one on the score board just after half time.
However, Northern NSW was quick to fire back up, and held possession for the majority of the last 20 minutes during which the team again found the net when Esther Ting sent one into the back of the net in the 51st minute.
Northern NSW Select will take on Northern Territory this afternoon at 4.05pm.
Northern NSW Select 4 (Hollie Constable 22', 30', Kayla Steadman 27', Esther Ting 51') bt Victoria Country 1 (Leia Varley 34')