With more than half of the Far South Coast Football season complete the Pambula Penguinettes are still undefeated and are comfortably sitting at the top of the leader board.
But this weekend the confident women’s side will be put to the test as they take on the always strong Tathra lineup in Tathra.
Penguinettes player Liz Scott said her team is feeling good after a 9-0 win against Mallacoota on Sunday but they will be training hard in preparation for the big contest.
Although being undefeated, the Penguinettes have drawn their two games against Eden and with Tathra having beaten Eden in their recent match, this weekend’s game really is up for grabs.
Sunday’s goal scoring frenzy against Mallacoota was a good confidence booster for the team as a whole as well as individual players.
One of the standout players was Hannah Webster who scored two goals in the first half. Webster, who usually plays fullback, had a blinder of a game at right half and scored her first two goals of the season.
A highlight of the game was an impressive goal scored off a corner. The ball was drilled into the goal square, with Jess Ryan heading it to her teammate Rebecca Nelson who also got a head to the ball and managed to place it out of the Mallacoota keeper’s reach.
Another amazing goal came from Astyn Friend who managed to score from outside the 18-yard box.
Other goal scorers include Chantal Gleeson with two, Liz Scott with two and Grace Knox with one.
The Pambula Penguins Men’s sides also had an impressive win on Sunday defeating the Eden 8-1.
In other football news the Merimbula Grasshoppers first grade were unable to get over the line against a strong Wolumla side on Sunday.
Despite having the home game advantage, strong defence from Wolumla meant the ‘Hoppers were forced to settle for a 2 all draw.
In the women’s Merimbula fought hard and were leading for much of the game but a goal in the dying minutes to Bega tied it up, leaving no time for Merimbula to retaliate.
The Merimbula Green reserve grade team had a tough battle against Bega Red, with Bega proving too good for Merimbula who unfortunately went down 4-0.
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