A long wait for Women’s football finally came to an end as we saw round two of the Julie Porter Cup at Ian McLennan Park on Sunday afternoon.
This year’s Cup features all the Women’s Division 1 teams, including, Albion Park White Eagles, Bulli FC, Kiama Quarriers, Shellharbour Scorpions, Thirroul Thunderbirds, Warilla Wanderers, Woonona Sharks and University FC.
Unfortunately, the opening clash of the day between APWE and Warilla Wanderers did not go ahead due to a late forfeit from the Wanderers side.
University FC 6 (Petrovski 11’, 60’, 83’, Morrell 32’, 35’, Boyd 79’) Bulli FC 0
Previous Bonnie Lassie Cup winners and a top two side in the Women’s Division One, University FC recorded a comfortable 6-0 win against newcomers Bulli FC on Sunday afternoon.
Tahlia Petrovski gave the Unicorns an early lead just 11 minutes in, before Amy Morell bagged herself two goals before the half-time blow.
Petrovski snatched her second goal for the match in the 60th minute, following a fourth goal for the University side from Sophie Boyd.
Bulli would soon create several attacking opportunities but could not get past a well-composed Unicorns defence line.
A third goal from Petrovski in the 83rd minute saw her first hat-trick for the year and a 6-0 victory for the Unicorns over Bulli FC.
Woonona Sharks 2 (Wheatley 20’, Woods 84’) Thirroul Thunderbirds 0
The Woonona Sharks secured their first win for the year defeating the Thirroul Thunderbirds 2-0 in round two of the Julie Porter Cup.
Jordan Wheatley opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a neatly placed goal for the Sharks.
The Thunderbirds had a flood of chances in the last 15 minutes of the match, but with a series of injuries for the Thirroul side, it was Woonona that would go into the break with a 1-0 lead.
A well-experienced Nikita Woods added to the Sharks lead, scoring her first goal for the year in the 84th minute.
Woonona took home their first win for the Julie Porter Cup against a well-structured Thirroul Thunderbirds team.
Shellharbour Scorpions 2 (Fogarty 13’, Bazzano 52’) Kiama Quarriers 0
The last game of the Julie Porter Cup saw Shellharbour pick up their first win on Sunday defeating the Kiama Quarriers 2-0.
The Scorpions were off to a great start with captain Bella Fogarty scoring their first goal in the 13th minute of the match.
Caieta Bazzano added Shellharbour’s second just after half-time, giving the side a 2-0 advantage in the 53rd minute.
The score remained 2-0 for the rest of the contest, giving the Shellharbour Scorpions their first win for the Cup over the Kiama Quarriers.
The next round of the Julie Porter Cup will commence after the Easter break, on Sunday 24 April.
Report by Alison Dinh
Photos courtesy of Richie Wagner