Slice of Cheese

Ulverstone Extend Streak to 14

Ulverstone maintained their remarkable winning run, extending it to 14 straight Women’s Super League victories. This time they exacted their revenge on the only side to have beaten them this season, the Kingborough Lions. Having fallen 1-0 to them in the cup, there was no let up this time, claiming a big 5-1 victory.

It was star striker Jazmin Gorrie who did the damage early, scoring twice in the first half. Having missed a number of chances in that semi-final defeat, there was to be no letting the Lions off the hook this time around.

Gorrie then completed her hat-trick in the second half to make it 27 goals for the season, as she closes in on the 2017 mark set by Lucy Johnson of 38 goals. With nobody chasing Gorrie down in the golden boot race, whether Gorrie can reach the impressive mark remains of the most interesting sub plots of the season.

Georgia Foote and Lucy Reimer scored the other two goals in the second half as Ulvertone reached five, with an Isabelle De Smit goal pulling one back for the Lions, but they were never truly in the game.

Speaking to Jarryd Mcguane of the Advocate, Lucy Foote said they were not surprised by the Lions approach and felt her side controlled the game.

“Obviously from the last game, we were looking to beat them and we got on top early. We went into the second half with a 2-0 lead and we controlled the game from there. They played as we expected and they did catch us on the break a couple of times, but Georgia Anderson stepped up and Emily Nellis was quite good in defence.”

The win leaves Ulverstone 12 points clear on top as the season turns into the final full round fixtures.

 

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