LEETON United’s women’s coach Mark Powter has labelled his side’s win on on Sunday as “the best game the girls have played in a long time”.
The side travelled to take on South Wagga on Sunday and came away with a 3-0 victory.
From the kick off, United put the pressure on South Wagga, showing urgency and getting to the ball first.
Some hard tackles early on secured the ball for Leeton and it was put through to Ellie Castle, who made a break down the right wing.
The ball was crossed beautifully to Courtney Smith, who tapped it in for an easy goal in the seventh minute.
The girls kept the pressure on and dominated the field with clean passes and strong communication, ensuring South Wagga's attack was shut down quickly and turned around for United to have numerous shots on goal.
In the 15th minute Ellie took the ball up front again and after a battle was able to score.
At half-time the score was 2-0 in Leeton United’s favour after a great attacking half.
“They were reminded at the half the game was not over yet and they needed to go out thinking the score was nil all to avoid getting overconfident,” Powter said.
“The girls regrouped, talked about their plan of attack and went back out on to the field strong in the second half.”
Catherine Gray broke through to score United’s third of the match, with United keeping the pressure on for the remainder of the game.
“This is the best game the girls have played for a long time and it comes down to their commitment to training this week and their desire to make the finals,” Powter said.
“If we keep turning up to training and go in to every game ready to play the full 90 minutes, we are in for a good chance to make the top six.
“Our next game is in Leeton on Sunday at the Mia Sports Field at 11am against Temora.
“We previously beat them 15-0. Get down there and support your local women's soccer team.”
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