Footballsouth Women are looking for an upset against Central
in the National Women's League match to be played tomorrow at
Tahuna Park at 1pm.
"This game will be about getting our season back on track and
pushing for the playoffs," coach Nick Rzepecky said.
"While the loss last weekend was disappointing, it was
heartening to know we held Mainland for long periods in the
game. Just small errors or lapses of concentration at key
times cost us."
Lara Malcolm led the defensive effort against her old team,
with an outstanding display in goal.
"Her cool head and quick reflexes kept us in the game, as
well as lifting her team-mates," Rzepecky said.
Una Madden, Sara Stannard, Steph Upton and Shontelle Smith
supported Malcolm in an outstanding defensive effort.
The midfield, led by Pelatia Schwartfeger on debut, and
veteran Kushla Glover hassled Mainland and won many
Chelsea Martin, Jordyn Walker and Chelsea Whittaker worked
hard to support Sam Muirhead up front, and their centre
midfielder, Alex McIntosh, came off the bench and made a
great contribution to the game, chasing, tackling, winning
the ball off any players in red and black who came near her.
Players had trained hard during the week in their quest for
their first win this season. The pressure is on for a
consistent 90-minute performance, and Rzepecky wants more
focus from players at critical times.
National women's league
Footballsouth (from): Tessa Nicol, Steph Upton, Alice
Foote, Sara Stannard, Paige Aitcheson, Kushla Glover, Mary
Fraser, Chelsea Martin (captain), Shontelle Smith, Caitlyn
Bloxham, Sam Muirhead, Jordyn Walker, Sammy Murrell, Chelsea
Whittaker, Pelatia Schwartfeger, Alex Mcintosh, Una Madden,
Capital Football (from): Cushla Lichtwark, CJ Bott,
Evie Millynn, Maxine Cooper, Kelsi Rutene, Hannah Wall, Emily
Mccoll, Kennedy Bryant, Lucy Stotter, Emily Stotter, Renee
Bacon, Hope Gilchrest, Emma Rolston, Cara Chung, Anna