Parkview Public School's girls soccer team progress to the final of NSWPSSA competition.

PARKVIEW Public School's girls soccer team have cut a swathe through the knockout stages of the NSWPSSA competition to qualify for the Riverina final.

To be held on Tuesday, the final follows a brilliant day of soccer hosted at the Parkview PS Oval recently. 

After defeating Small Schools (11-0) and Leeton PS (3-1) earlier in the year, the team was set the difficult task of playing back-to-back 50 minute matches to qualify for the Riverina final.

However, they showed great stamina, team work and skill to do just that against Hay PS. 

From the outset Parkview controlled possession with excellent attacking play from Tamika Rourke and Molly Gilmour putting the visitors on the back foot.

Mikayla Bradshaw and Madeline Irvin were also lively for Parkview, setting up Shaylan Protheroe for a number of probing runs from the right wing.

Brilliant goal keeping denied Parkview repeatedly, but the weight of possession told on Hay.

Shaylan Protheroe was rewarded for her brilliant play with a first half brace thanks to two tremendous strikes that gave Parkview a two-goal buffer at the break.

Hay returned with renewed enthusiasm after the break, but resolute defence led by Kristen Bradshaw and Shay Bandy ensured they were denied scoring opportunities.

A counter attack finished in a goal line scramble from which Madeline Irvin scored a third for the hosts to guarantee safe passage to the Riverina semi-final against Yenda PS. 

In this match Parkview looked dangerous in attack thanks to incisive runs from Shaylan Protheroe, Molly Gilmour and Brydee Stanton.

However, it was the defence led by Dakota Boardman and Tatum Marks that stood tall in a stoic first half with scores remaining locked together at 0-0 at half time.

The second half had fatigue starting to impact both teams and it was Tamika Rourke who broke the deadlock with a close range finish early in the second half to provide Parkview with the all important first goal.

The score sprung Yenda into action, with more attacking flair again calling the Parkview defence into action.

Keeper Moe Lloyd impacted the game with some intelligent play as the custodian and her penetrating kicking turned the contest around for Parkview giving the green machine good field position.

Broken play in the 38th minute led to an opportunity on the edge of the box for Madeline Irvin, who calmly slotted home a goal from mid-range to give the hosts a comfortable two goal lead, which ultimately put Parkview into the Riverina girls soccer final for the first time ever.

The team will play Murrumburrah PS on their home turf in the title match on Tuesday.



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