I spoke to Warrior’s Coach Alistair Russell after the match.
“I challenged the girls to make a real statement in today’s game and they did really well,” Russell said.
“We got off to a lightning start with 2 goals in the first couple of minutes and I knew we were on our way.
“All credit to Uni though. They are well organised and you can see their desire to play for each other and they never quit.
“Very happy with Liv (Olivia) today. Really at her creative best and starting to get the goals too.
“We have a big week ahead and can’t wait.”
Russell was referring to the mouthwatering clash when the Eastern Shore side will be away to the Clarence Zebras at Wentworth Park next Sunday.
Kingborough Lions 1 (20′ undetermined, 89′ Laura Davis) defeated by South Hobart 7 (3′ Phoebe Djakic, 7′ 41′ 48′ Niki Mountsatsos, 18′ 36′ Eliane Fader, 68′ Charlotte Ingram)
Lion’s Phoebe Clifford was stretchered off with a bad injury in the second half. I had the chance to speak to Clifford after her x-ray scans.
“After a few x-rays which ruled out a fracture (thank goodness),” Clifford said.
“But I have a grade two ligament strain/tear and will be on crutches for at least a week or two.
“Recovery is looking to be 3-6 weeks depending on how smoothly everything goes, won’t be rushing anything though 🤞🏼”
I spoke to South’s Coach Craig Westwood after the match.
“Our first thoughts go out to Kingborough’s Phoebe Clifford who was injured during the match, we hope she has a speedy recovery.
“I thought we were good today and took our chances when we created them. We created chances from pressure applied high up the pitch which was particularly pleasing.
“Kingborough never gave up and it is great credit to their development programs to continually bringing young players through their Club.”
Apologies for stock photos this week due to work commitments.
I will be back at it next weekend for which I can’t wait for.
Stay tuned for my WSL R4 wrap for B90 in the coming days which you can find at the link below, along with my other WSL content.