LEETON-WHITTON secured two premierships in the inaugural South West Juniors Youth girls competition last week.
On a perfect night for football on April 10 in Griffith, the Crows jumped out of the blocks early in the under 15s. Led by Shaylan Protheroe, Holli Jones and Madeline Irvin in the midfield the Crows secured vital midfield possession which was finished up forward by Tori Emery who dominated the forward line.
Narrandera returned after the quarter time break with renewed vigour and really made the game a contest, holding the Leeton-Whitton scoreless in the second stanza, however a half time re-structure paid handsome dividends for the Crows with Charlie Lamont proving the game breaker booting three second half goals to ensure the Crows would be crowned premiers.
Her performance along with an outstanding defensive display from Charlotte Rudd and brilliance and pace from Jess Fealy and Georgia Wilson were highlights from an outstanding team performance for the unbeaten Crows.
Leeton Whitton 2.2 2.2 4.5 8.8.(56) d Narrandera 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0. (0)
Goals: Charlie Lamont 3, Tori Emery 2, Jess Fealy, Holli Jones, Shaylan Protheroe
Best: Holli Jones, Charlie Lamont, Shaylan Protheroe, Charlotte Rudd, Georgia Wilson, Jess Fealy, Madeline Irvin
Leeton-Whitton secured a stirring come-from-behind victory to win the club's maiden under 17s girls title.
Entering the game as underdogs against the previously undefeated Narrandera, the Crows made their intentions clear.
Midfield dominance led by Indi Lehman, Eilish Morden and Mikayla Jones provided the Crows with a number of forward 50 entries, which were not coverted into scoreboard pressure, and Narrandera took advantage of this to take a four-point lead into half time.
Further forward thrusts early in the third quarter had the Crows under pressure, but brilliant defensive play from Ella Moon and Abbey Thomas repelled many attacks.
Holli Jones kicked two third quarter goals which saw the Crows head to the final change with a 10-point advantage.
The final quarter was outstanding from Leeton with Grace Tooth dominating in the air and whole ground pressure from all players resulting in multiple forward 50 entries, the amount of possession resulting in goals to Eilish Morden and Lily Sharman to seal a memorable premiership for the Crows.
Leeton Whitton 0.2 0.3 2.5 4.8. (32) d Narrandera 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.1. (7)
Goals: Holli Jones 2, Eilish Morden 1, Lily Sharman 1
Best: Indi Lehman, Mikayla Jones, Eilish Morden, Ella Moon, Leah Dore, Grace Tooth, Abbey Thomas
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