Tigresses pushed by Bemboka

A STRONG secondhalf performance was enough to ensure Wolumla took home the points in their FarSouth Coast Football Association round nine ladies match against anunderstrength Bemboka Braves at Wolumla on Sunday.
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Wolumla werecamped in Bemboka’s half for the majority of the match, but inability toconvert opportunities prevented the locals from scoring.

The home side wasslow out of the blocks, and it wasn’t until mid-way through the first half thatit troubled the scoreboard attendant.

Despite resilientdefence, Bemboka was unable to weather the storm after striker Katrina Oldhamfound an open net to score.

It was Wolumla’sonly points of the half and Bemboka went into the break happy with theirperformance, while the Tigers looked a little rattled.

The second halfdid not start well for Bemboka. The Braves went into the match with only 10players, but were reduced to nine after one of their players fell ill.

With numbersacross the ground, the Tigers quickly found their rhythm to continue theirdomination, with goals being scored accordingly.

Oldham score hersecond, while fellow striker Ayla Smith also bagged two.

Mid-fielder andplayers player Amy Cullen score the goal of the match with a perfect headerfrom corner.

Tigers co-coachKirsty McPaul said although she was happy to come away with the points, herside was guilty of complacency.

“Wolumla wasn’tour usual selves, although we passed well we couldn’t finish with a lot ofshots going wide of the mark,” she said.

“I think we wentinto the match a little too complacent and it showed in the first half. We weremissing a few key players which didn’t help our cause, but to the ladies creditwe came out in the second half to go with the job.”

Wolumla weremissing Caitlin Johnson, Jovita Carpenter and Natalie Adams, who wereunavailable, while replacements such as Amy Legge stood up on the day.

“Bemboka didreally well to defend with only 10, then nine players in the second half tokeep themselves in the match at only 1-0 down at half time,” McPaul said.

“Wolumla’s AmyLegge on the wing showed huge improvement and determination, while Katrinascored her first double of the season.

“The team iswhere it wants to be at this stage of the season. We’re in second place at themoment and we’ll look to improve on every week heading into the semi-finals.”

The ladies arethree points behind Eden on the table.

The competitionwill have a general bye this weekend before Wolumla gets their next crack atthe competition leaders on July 14.

“We lost to Edenearlier in the season 1-0, so the next game will be a real test as to see howwe’re shaping up,” McPaul.

In the firstgrade men’s match, Wolumla proved too strong for Pambula defeating the Penguins4-2, with Matthew Legge and Matt O’Reilly best on ground for the locals.

In the club’sonly loss of the day, reserve grade succumbed to Bemboka 1-nil.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

Wolumla vs Bemboka, June 30, 2013.

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