Slice of Cheese

Djakic Powers South Past Uni

Victoria Morton

A Phoebe Djakic hat-trick has powered South Hobart to their biggest Super League victory in their brief history. The gun striker’s treble was bookended by goals from Eliane Fader and a stoppage-time strike from Pichon Choi as they chalked up a convincing 5-1 victory.

Djakic has shown herself to be one of the league’s most dangerous strikers over the past couple of season’s and this game was a perfect illustration of that. Having scored 21 times last season in 18 outings for Ulverstone, she has taken her tally to 9 in 10 this season. Throw in the 7 in 6 Cup games she has taken place in and it makes for impressive reading.

Djakic scored her first on 24 minutes, coming 15 minutes after the dangerous Elliane Fader had already opened up the scoring. It made it 2-0 South, a score that would hold to the halftime break and was a reward for a dominant start to the game, South dictating play and controlling possession.

When Djakic struck twice in the space of five minutes midway through the second half it was 4-0 and game over.

Mikhala George pulled one back for University, only the side’s second goal since the 5th of May, but it was never going to be enough. Pichon Choi adding a stoppage-time goal to see the final score reading 5-1 South Hobart.

It was South’s biggest Women’s Super League win and one that almost surely guarantees their top-flight status for next season. With the Students facing Taroona, Zebras and City over the next 3 weeks, they will need to spring a surprise in the near future if they are to climb from the bottom.

South celebrate- Victoria Morton


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