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Lions roar in win over Warriors

Photos: Solstice Digital

Match report: Tanner Coad

The Kingborough Lions defeated defending MyState Women’s Super League champions Olympia on Sunday, earning their first ever victory at Warrior Park in an impressive 3-1 win.

Kingborough started the better of the two sides, gaining the mental edge with the Bonertz-Benn twins causing all sorts of trouble early. Striker Laura Davis made the first breakthrough after a Warriors turnover in the box gave her 40 yards of space to bamboozle the defence. A wonderful solo run saw Davis hit true with the aid of the sticks deflecting the ball into the net.

Davis celebrates after scoring Kingborough’s first goal. Photo: Solstice Digital

Olympia awoke immediately afterwards, and some counter-attacking play ended with a Leah Gubb corner. Meghan Gosbombe’s resultant shot deflected off Danielle Kannegiesser for an own goal, drawing the Warriors level at 1-1.

From there it was largely an even money contest, with both teams trying to make that final play for a decisive goal. It was the Lions took the lead early in the second half, with Kannegiesser scoring into the right net this time after a scramble in the box found its way past Warriors goalkeeper Kacee Ponting.

Danielle Kannegieser scored the second for the Lions. Photo: Solstice Digital

Olympia toiled for the full 90 minutes but it just wasn’t a day to be a Warrior, and their woes continued with Inocent Michael going off injured late in the game. Davis killed off the contest and completed a tidy brace, rightfully earning the Player of the Match award. The Lions will now hit the road and travel to WMPS Park for an encounter with Launceston United on Saturday, while Olympia will hope for a better day at home against South Hobart on Sunday.