Slice of Cheese

Ulverstone Blow Past South To Remain Perfect

Solstice Photography

With the winds at their backs, Ulverstone powered home in the second half to secure a thumping 6-1 win over South Hobart.

After the scores were locked at 1-1 at the break, Lucy Foote and Jazmin Gorrie again led the charge as the Coastal side ran rampant in the second half to make it 4 from 4 and keep pace with Launceston City at the top.

It was South who drew first blood on 15 minutes as McCulloch squeezed one between the legs of Andersen who seemed to have it covered only to gift South a 1-0 lead. That favour was reciprocated at the other end 7 minutes later as Margot Johnston spilled a Gorrie cross over the line to level things up.

It was a pretty even opening half hour to the game, with South probably just shading the chances and they came close to reclaiming the lead only to be denied by Anderson. Attoning for the earlier error she made a top drawer diving save to deny Fader what would have been a fine solo goal after she tore down the left and fired a sharp effort goal ward.

As the half wore on it was Ulverstone who started to work their way on top, with Emily Nellis absolutely bossing it at the back, helping form a purple wall on halfway and Lucy Foote completely running the show in midfield.

Jazmin Gorrie appeared to have given the visitors the lead only for a belated offside flag to deny the speedster who had been held fairly well in check by the impressive Eleni Moutsatsos to that point of the game. She would be denied twice more before the break, first by a quality save from Margot Johnston before she nodded wide from a Foote cross to send the game into the sheds at 1-1.

Lucy Foote was dominant once again in the midfield- Solstice Photography

The inclement weather had been a major factor in the game and it certainly helped Ulverstone in the second half. They now had the howling wind at their backs, which they put to good use in a dominant second half display as the more seasoned side overpowered the young South team.

It started early in the half as Lucy Foote ran onto a great ball over the top from Blackwood-Beattie, before hitting the first time lob over the top of the keeper to make it 2-1. Moutsatsos who had been so good in the first half then awkwardly skewed a clearance that conspired to chip her own keeper and in the blink of an eye it was 3-1 and the game slipping away.

There was no luck in goal number 4 for Ulverstone though, their substitute Melanie Smith matching her coach with a wonderful chipped goal of her own from a tough angle.  Tiela Weeda then got in on the act, as her deflected effort flew perfectly into the far corner of the net as Ulverstone really looked to drive home their dominance.

South were clearly running on fumes at this point and Ulverstone were pressing up, taking advantage of the wind that was making it hard for South to get out of their own end.

Jazmin Gorrie then got a deserved goal as she pounced on a loose ball in the box, rounded the keeper and sealed a dominant 6-1 win to maintain her sides strong start to the year.

 

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