After months’ worth of rain, the Julie Porter Cup Semi-Finals finally kicked off at Ian McLennan Park on Sunday afternoon.
League Champions Albion Park White Eagles took home the first victory of the day defeating Woonona 3-0.
The second semi-final kicked off in the evening, with the Shellharbour Scorpions going down 4-1 to a well-executed University side.
Albion Park White Eagles 3 (Eliza Cowan 19’, Jessica Hanley 52’, Kristina Glisic 54’) Woonona 0
Albion Park White Eagles comfortably defeated Woonona 3-0 on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Ian McLennan Park.
One of the league’s top goal scorer Eliza Cowan opened the scoring in the 19th minute of the match with a neat goal for the White Eagles.
Woonona would soon have a flood of chances, but it was Cowan’s goal that gave APWE a 1-0 advantage heading into the half-time break.
Just seven minutes into the second half, Jessica Hanley doubled Park’s lead with a goal from Kristina Glisic to follow, just two minutes later.
The White Eagles defence sat too strong, taking home a clean sheet 3-0 win over Woonona.
Richard Davis’ impressive side will head into the final of the Julie Porter Cup against a strong University team after defeating the Shellharbour Scorpions 4-1.
Shellharbour Scorpions 1 (Mikayla De Jong 25’, OG 67’) University 4 (Tahlia Petrovski 44’ 83’, Kate Stewart 55’)
University cruised to a commanding 4-1 victory over the Shellharbour Scorpions on Sunday evening in the second semi-final for the Julie Porter Cup.
The Scorpions set the score at 1-0 in the 25th minute with a goal from Mikayla De Jong.
Another top goal scorer for the league, Tahlia Petrovski found the equaliser just one minute before the half-time blow.
Kate Stewart scored in the 55th minute for the Unicorns, setting the score at 2-1, taking an early lead in the second half.
An unfortunate own goal from the Scorpions Annie Schweitzer gave the University side a 3-1 advantage in the 67th minute.
Petrovski could not be stopped and earned herself a double with an impressive finish in the 83rd minute of the match.
The Scorpions pushed to the end, but it was a well-performed University side that were able to send themselves into the final with a 4-1 win.
Albion Park White Eagles and University, two of the strongest sides in the Women’s Division 1league, will come up against each other in the Julie Porter Cup grand finale.
Review by Alison Dinh
Photo courtesy of Richie Wagner