Slice of Cheese

University v Taroona

Live Blog Coverage From Molly Appleton

 University
 Vs
Taroona
 0
 Goals
 1
 1
 Shots On
 12
 4
 Shots Off
 9
 2
 Fouls
 3
 0
 Cheese
 0
 0
 Red
 0
 4
 Offsides
 1
 3
 Corners
 9

Final Score: University 0 – 1 Taroona

90+’ As the game gets to it’s final minutes, play has opened right up, with both sides getting chances.

88′ Substitution for Taroona sees Hulton off for Bremner

85′ Despite Uni getting back into the match at points this half, Taroona look set to see this one out, gaining the bulk of possession again in their attacking area in the last five minutes.

79′ Uni nearly pull a goal back, but called offside.

77′ Chance! Taroona get a very good chance on goal, with Cropp getting on the end of a some nice play, but George manages to keep it out.

75′ Substitution for Uni, seeing Lovell coming on to replace Muir.

69′ Cane gets a shot on target just outside the box after the ball was stuck in the midfield for a bit.

65′ Taroona definitely looking the better in this half, especially with a goal under their belt.

59′ Double substitution for Taroona, seeing Blackwood-Coyle and Birch coming off with Manuela and Cane coming on.

57′ Substitute Uni, S Young comes off with Fraser coming into the midfield

56′ GOAL! Lily Hulton nods the goal in for Taroona off a corner to give her side the lead. University 0 – 1 Taroona

55′ Taroona pressing early in the second half, seeing the majority of possession. Some decent long range efforts happening, but struggling to make them strong enough to get past the goalkeeper. Meanwhile Uni are sitting back, defending well, relying on a quick break through Gardiner.

52′ Long range effort by Horgan from a second ball off the corner, but the shot goes well off target.

46′ Taroona earn the first corner of the half after Cropp’s break through the defence is thwarted by Leon. They’re unable to make anything from it though.

We’re back for the second half. Both sides getting early touches and passes.

Half Time University 0 – 0 Taroona

43′ Taroona move the ball into their attack quickly, with Cropp putting in a cross from the right flank. Birch able to get a touch on it, but again Uni goalkeeper George stretches to put it out for the corner

37′ A quick free kick for Taroona sees them nearly with a surprise goal, after Ayton lines one up from very far out. But again George is onto it, collecting it easily from the air.

34′ Chance! Birch receives the ball inbetween Uni’s CB’s and gets a really good shot off, but George is able to reach down to prevent it going into the back of the net.

30′ The game opening up for both sides as each look to break the deadlock. Taroona are enjoying a lot of possession but Uni are looking a threat on the break away.

28′ Break away for Uni sees Gardiner with plenty of space down the right flank, but unable to capitalise.

22′ Save! Again George comes up strong after some good combinations in the midfield sees Dunbabin pull off a solid shot low and hard on goal

21′ Save! George gets fingertips onto the ball to push a shot over the bar, after Ayton creates space and lets one rip from 25 out. The resulting corner causes some havoc, but is eventually dealt with.

15′ Taroona have gained the upper hand in the last five minutes, with some absolutely delightful through balls. Uni’s defence have held up to the challenge so far, limiting Taroona’s chances on goal.

10′ Both sides in it early. Taroona already putting together some nice through balls, but have just missed their player so far, and looking dangerous from crosses. Meanwhile Uni are making good on their opportunity when in possession, gaining the first 2 corners of the match.

University to start with the kick off

Change from the team sheet for University, with Mikalha George stepping in as goalkeeper for Ashlie Sleeman, who is now on the bench, and Riana Gardiner coming off the bench for a start.