Sunday, 20 April 2008

Finally Australia beat New Zealand!

After the Australian Under 17's lost to New Zealand 4-0, twice, the Young Matildas (Under 20 side) played the NZ Under 17 side and sorted them 4-2.
FFA Release below:


The Under 20 national women's team, the Young Matildas, completed their training camp in Canberra with a 4-2 win over the New Zealand under 17 team today.

After conceding a goal in the second minute, the Australians went into half-time with a 3-1 lead thanks to two goals from Kyah Simon and a long-range strike by Teresa Polias.

Substitute Nicola Bolger came on in the 68th minute and three minutes later she slotted home the fourth for home side.

New Zealand then struck a late goal to leave the match at 4-2.

The squad, coached by Alen Stajcic, is in the early stages of preparation for their 2010 Women's World Youth Cup campaign while the Kiwis will host the Under 17 World Championships later this year.

Australia 4 - 2 New Zealand U17
Sun 20 April, 10am, AIS
Starting XI: 2 Teresa Polias, 5 Jessica Seaman, 7 Emily van Egmond, 8 Elise Kellond-Knight, 9 Monnique Kofoed, 10 Kyah Simon, 11 Ella Mastrantonio, 12 Ruth Blackburn, 13 Tameka Butt, 18 Casey Dumont (GK), 20 Samantha Spackman
Subs: 4 Karina Roweth, 6 Nicola Bolger, 15 Bronwyn Studman, 16 Danielle Calautti, 17 Vedrana Popovic, 19 Jenna Kingsley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And Still no mention of the ACTAS girls that participated in the Young Matildas Camp. Five of our girls slogged it out to prove worthy of being in the Squad after being left out by the YM Coach. Robbie Hooker did have an influence in the end.
There is still hope for the aspiring ACT girls coming up in the junior ranks.