R 2 UOW Yellow vs Warilla (126)


University Yellow had a great day out on Sunday afternoon, coming away from their round two match with Warilla with a 9-0 victory at Kooloobong Oval.

There were seven different goal-scorers in the nine-goal drubbing as the Unicorns showed their attacking quality to the rest of the competition.

It took just seven minutes for University to open the scoring as Kya Godbier got onto the end of a long ball towards the 18-yard box.

The midfielder kept her cool as she rounded the goalkeeper to tap into an empty net. 

The Wanderers’ defence looked to be broken again but it was Tamara Koneski coming to her side’s aid, clearing Kate Sebbens shot off the line. 

The Unicorns wouldn’t be held out for too much longer as captain Elise Battin powered home after a through-ball from Katia Turner in the 17th minute. 

A solo classic by Tahlia Petrovski saw her round her defender on the bi-line before placing it into the far corner giving her side a three-goal cushion. 

Warilla showed they could play football when they got the chance. A spell of 20 minutes following the third goal showed signs of attacks on numerous occasions. 

Irene-Maree Kryiacou tried an ambitious effort from outside the box only for University goalkeeper Elle Coleman to save before Leyla Meharg sent her shot on the run blistering past the post. 

In the 36th minute, Lexi Carter headered home off a corner and Turner became the fifth different goal-scorer as she poked the ball into the back of the net just before the break. 

It didn’t get any easier for Warilla in the second half as the Unicorns came out firing – scoring three times in the space of four minutes. 

In the 53rd minute, Turner bagged her brace after she shrugged off a couple of defenders before placing the ball into the bottom corner. 

A couple of minutes later an unfortunate own goal to Chloe Deighton gave University their seventh.

Then, within 60 seconds, Pimwadee Polhill got into the action when she found the net from distance. 

Warilla didn’t give up there, as they searched for their first of the day and Olivia Notarianni almost sparked something for her side but her shot was saved at the near post by Coleman. 

Both sides slowed down towards the end of the contest and University added their ninth right on full-time as Sebben headered in following a corner. 

University Yellow ended as comprehensive nine-goal winners over Warilla to pick up their first win of the 2021 campaign. 

University have now picked up four points from their opening two games.

They travel to Ray Robinson Oval next weekend to take on Fernhill who are coming off back-to-back losses to South Coast Flame and Thirroul. 

As for Warilla, they’ll have to wait a week before they get a chance to make amends with the side having a bye in round three.

University Yellow: 9 (Kya Godbier 7’, Elise Battin 17’, Tahlia Petrovski 19’ Lexi Carter 36’, Katia Turner 42’ 53’, Chloe Deighton OWN GOAL 55’, Pimwadee Polhill 57’, Kate Sebben 90’)

Warilla: 0

University Yellow: 7. BATTIN Elise, 8. BROWN Rhianna, 16. CARTER Lexi, 15. CLARK Lilliana, 1. COLEMAN Elle, 6. CRIGHTON Lucy, 4. GODBIER Kya, 10. PETROVSKI Tahlia, 2. POLHILL Pimwadee, 11. SEBBEN Kate, 13. STEWART Kate, 5. TOLSON Lisa, 3. TURNER Katia, 14. WAGNER Rilee, 12. LORD Kyah. 

Warilla: 10. CARBONE Emily, 3. CARBONE Katie, 6. DEIGHTON Chloe, 5. GOMEZ Sarah, 8. GONZALEZ Kari, 15. GUTHRIE Brooke, 2. KONESKI Tamara, 4. KOSTOVSKI Mikayla, 11. KYRIACOU Irene-Maree, 7. MEHARG Leyla 14. NOTARIANNI Olivia, 1. O’SHANNESSY Grace, 13. WINN Mikayla. 

Date: 11 April 2021

Ground: Kooloobong Oval

Referee: Martin Rowney

Report by Nathan Turner, on Twitter @nathanturner23_

Photo by Richie Wagner

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