Queensland and NSW Country crowned national champs
IN A tightly contested title race on the final day of the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls, Queensland claimed the title of 13 Years national champions and NSW Country took out the 15 Years.
Capital Football topped Group B in the 13 Years, with Northern NSW finishing first in the 15 Years Group B.
The Northern NSW team kept its winning streak alive this afternoon with a 3-1 victory over Capital Football which saw the squad top the table and become Group B Winners.
Two first half goals to Northern NSW courtesy of Lucy Kell and Claire Farrington gave the side confidence until Capital's Sarah Morgan pulled one back just prior to the halftime whistle.
Renee Pountney scored the winning goal on 43 minutes to extend her side's lead to two goals and clinch the victory to ensure Northern NSW ended the week undefeated (with exception of the group crossover match).
The Northern NSW 13 Years girls were unlucky to concede defeat on the final day of action.
Up against NSW Metro, Northern held their opposition out for the majority of the first half until the 23rd minute when Lauren Pennell scored for Metro.
Northern's Lucy Young was quick to respond minutes later to equalise the score leading into half time.
Metro was on the front foot in the second half with a brace from Isabella Volkanovski giving her side the lead and subsequent victory.
DAY 5 RESULTS
Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls
Friday, July 10 at C.ex Coffs International Stadium
Capital Football 4 (Isabella Barac 9', 54', Cecilija Matic 42', OG 58') bt Football West 0
South Australia 6 (Ivana Jaric 9', Abby-Rose MacDonald 10', Kira Glinz 13', Nikki Henkens 22', Emilia Murray 49', Talia Bilardo 50') Northern Territory 1 (Monet Hunter 36')
NSW Metro 3 (Lauren Pennell 23', Isabella Volkanovski 34', 42') bt Northern NSW 1 (Lucy Young 27')
Tasmania 1 (Madison Chambers 12') drew with NSW Country 1 (Tess Vaccari 9')
Queensland 4 (Jorja Thomson 22', 48', Dominique Spampinato 49', 58') bt Victoria 1 (Holly Furphy 33')
South Australia 4 (Elle Pirintzis 21', Courtney Mitchell 35', 50', Emily Hodgson 48') bt Northern Territory 1 (Shaydeen Evans 49')
NSW Metro 4 (OG 24', Karly Vouros 45', Deborah-Anne De La Harpe 50', Tori Tumeth 50') bt Victoria 0
Queensland 5 (India Kubin 7', 17', 55', Taylah Roncato 12', Anna Margraf 28') bt Tasmania 0
Northern NSW 3 (Lucy Kell 6', Claire Farrington 26', Renee Pountney 43') bt Capital Football 1 (Sarah Morgan 30')
NSW Country 2 (Beth Bernards 3', Madalyn Moffat 43') bt Football West 0
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Referees of the Championships
13 Years: Jasmine Steger (Victoria)
15 Years: Danielle Anderson (Victoria)
Goalkeepers of the Championships
13 Years: Lily Ryan (NSW Country)
15 Years: Morgan Aquino (Football West)
Players of the Championships
13 Years: Isabella Barac (Capital Football)
15 Years: Tori Tumeth (NSW Metro)
Group B Winners: Capital Football
National Champions: Queensland
Group B Winners: Northern NSW
National Champions: NSW Country