Technical women finish final season before amalgamation on high note

What a way to go out.

Dunedin Technical marked its final game in the ODT Women’s Southern Premiership with a 7-0 win over Mosgiel on Saturday.

Tech, which had long since secured its ninth consecutive title, will be reborn as the merged South City Royals club next season.

The scoring began inside the first five minutes on Saturday, and Tech was 3-0 up by the 15-minute mark.

The Mosgiel defence battled valiantly but conceded another before the break, to give the champion side a 4-0 lead.

The best of the first-half efforts was a header from Ruby Anderson that came as a result of a sweeping run and cross from Tahlia Roome.

Mosgiel has had a strong season, and coach Malcolm Roberts, assistant Karlin Dungey and their squad should be proud of their achievements.

Mosgiel was tenacious in the second half but the strong wind made it difficult to restrict Tech’s opportunities.

Tech never stopped pushing for further goals and was rewarded with three more in the second half.

Its last effort was a Shonny Smith free kick from 35 yards out, giving Mosgiel goalkeeper and player of the day Morgan Whitson no chance.

Head coach Craig Johnston, assistant coach Rik Wilson and the entire squad should be incredibly proud of their achievements in maroon.

Tech finishes top of the league on 52 points, 13 clear of second-placed University 1sts, with 17 wins, one draw and a goal difference of plus 77.

In the final game of the season, the University 1sts beat Green Island 3-1.

 - Beth Lyons

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