Slice of Cheese

Zebras Back On Track With Win Over Lions

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The Hobart Zebras rediscovered their goal scoring groove, as they hit 7 past the Kingborough Lions to get their Women’s Super League title defence back on track with a 7-2 victory. After the score was 3-2 at half time and the game in the balance, the Zebras put their foot down in the second half and stormed away to a big win.

Zebras took the lead early through a Georgia Burt corner that slid through the hands of Gardner and into the back of the net. Whilst the opener was fortuitous, Burt’s second was pure, smashing home a stunner top corner from 30 yards out to double the lead.

The Lions quickly responded, Laura Davis converting a penalty she won after Mady O’Brien brought her done in the box as she charged goalwards.

Lucy Johnson restored the 2 goal buffer by putting one on an absolute platter for Monique Undy to tap home from close range, but the Lions were up for the fight and Ashleigh Hale scrambled one home right on the stroke of half time to keep the game in the balance, at 3-2 after 45.

The Zebras put their foot down in the second half though and it was Rachel Ridler who led the way scoring a quickfire brace.

Her first was a clinical header that left the keeper no chance before she pounced on a loose ball in the box and absolutely smashed home her second to all but seal the victory for the Zebras.

Sarah Morris pounced on an error at the back to drive home the sixth, before the ever reliable Alyssa Bowden put the finishing touches on the dominant second half as she finished off Lucy Johnson’s fine work down the left, with an accomplished finish.

The win gets the Zebras season back on track, after their shock loss to Ulverstone that saw their winning streak come to an end last weekend. They will be hoping it is the begining of a new winning run, which they will need to go on, sitting 6 points behind both City and Ulverstone through 4 weeks of the season.

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