Slice of Cheese

Super League, Round 1 Team of the Week

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The first team of the week for season 2018 features a 3-2-3-2 formation, unconventional perhaps, but that’s what we’re all about here at Slice of Cheese.

GK- Margot Johnson (South Hobart)

Faced an absolute shelling, especially in the second half but made a number of good saves to keep it to just 2-0 by full time. The highlight reel play was her penalty save, denying Bowden with a fine diving stop.

RB- Lisa Bremner (Taroona)

Was afforded too much space down the right and duly punished University with some fantastic crosses into the box. Bremner was an ever present threat overlapping down the right and is really thriving in the full back role.

CB- Selina Steventon (Launceston City)

The Launceston City captain was her usual steadying presence in the side and kept things tight at the back for City. She was composed on the ball and strong in the challenge, which is what you want from your defenders.

LB-Elizabeth Wells (Ulverstone)

Caught the eye with an industrious display down the left that helped Ulverstone control that side of the pitch. Defended well when required and got forward and involved in some nice passing moves.

DM- Georgia Burt (Hobart Zebras)

Ran the show in midfield with a typically metronomic performance. She threaded through a number of quality through balls and launched numerous counters by dropping deep to pick up the ball and start the moves.

DM- Kiara Walsh (Launceston City)

Walsh was an absolute terrier in midfield for her side, getting stuck in and continuously winning the ball back. Walsh’s tenacity stood out and really allowed her team to control the midfield battle.

AM- Beth Bygrave (Launceston City)

The reigning PFD Women’s Super League player of the season picked up right where she left off with a strong performance including a stunning solo goal as she the left the defence helpless before smashing it in top corner from distance.

AM- Zoe Horgan (Taroona)

There seemed to be a real plan for Taroona to play in through balls in behind the University defence and Horgan excelled in this area, springing her attackers consistently throughout the 90 minutes and creating a host of scoring chances.

AM- Lucy Johnson (Hobart Zebras)

Scored an absolute screamer to start the season when she drifted inside and absolutely belted one top window. She came close to repeating the trick throughout the game but a combination of goalkeeping and the woodwork denied her.

ST- Eli Cropp (Taroona)

Cropp came back to haunt her former side with a fantastic peformance for Taroona. She scored two and was only denied a hat-trick by some good goalkeeping. If she plays like this every week Taroona may have solved their goalscoring problem.

ST- Jazmin Gorrie (Ulverstone)

After starring in 2016 at Launceston City, Gorrie wasn’t involved in the Super League in 2017 but the league is certainly better off for her involvement this year. Now at Ulverstone, this was a typical Gorrie performance, storming in behind the lines with her pace and scoring twice.

Coach- Lucy Foote (Ulverstone)

A strong road victory to start the season and bonus points for filling the niche role of player coach. Foote had her side playing a nice style and they look as though they could be the big improvers of the league this year.