Slice of Cheese

Bees Down Reds For First WSL Win

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University have claimed their first 3 points of the PFD Women’s Super League Season as they downed Clarence 2-0 at Olinda Grove in truly diabolical conditions in their home opener.

It was wet, it was windy but the home side won’t care one iota after they reversed their recent form against Clarence and claimed a first victory of the season and their first SL win over Clarence.

It was Riana Gardiner who led her side to the win, playing a key role in both of her sides goals.

It was her play out wide that lead to an unfortunate own goal against Clarence that opened the scoring in the first half, breaking the deadlock in what had been an arm wrestle to that point. It was a game of few chances as the conditions made life difficult for players as it went into half time at 1-0 University.

Gardiner then scored in her own right midway through the second half to double her sides advantage and settle things down as the game opened up in the second half.

From there the Bees didn’t look back and jumped up to sixth on the table with a win that can launch their season, with three of their next four games at home.

This win was built on a strong defensive formation built on the impressive play of Georgie Burley and Olivia Leon in the heart of defence. Burley has made a major impact since coming into the side and has brought some real quality on the ball.

Up front the versatile Mikhala George was a menace upfront in a striking role whilst Kaitlin Casey and Olivia Young helped control the midfield for their side.

 

 

FFT Media and Communications Coordinator, Everton tragic, long form journalism devotee, Andrea Pirlo enthusiast and admirer of the parked bus.