Girls best in the west

The Lachlan Under 16s girls side has finished runners up in the Country Cup.

(Back) Claudia Gorton (Forbes) Grace Osborne (Parkes) Emma Jones (P) Amy Gallagher (F) Wayne Osborne (coach Abby Greenaway (P) Kyah Turnball (P) Mel Reeves (P), Georgie Norris (F) (front) Chloe Howarth (F) Pascal Berry (P) Sharna Ross (P) Steph Behan (F) Abby Sly (F) Maisy Osborne (P) Natasha Hodges (F).

(Back) Claudia Gorton (Forbes) Grace Osborne (Parkes) Emma Jones (P) Amy Gallagher (F) Wayne Osborne (coach Abby Greenaway (P) Kyah Turnball (P) Mel Reeves (P), Georgie Norris (F) (front) Chloe Howarth (F) Pascal Berry (P) Sharna Ross (P) Steph Behan (F) Abby Sly (F) Maisy Osborne (P) Natasha Hodges (F).

The girls, from Forbes and Parkes, went through their western campaign undefeated, beating Bathurst 4-0 in the final at Botanical Gardens. 

They battled teams from a region encompassing Dubbo, Orange, Lithgow and Mudgee for the right to represent Western at the Country Cup.

They met the best of Riverina and Southern regions on the long weekend in Wagga and placed second after a tough campaign.

Coach Wayne Osborne said the side was young in the competition, coming up from the under 14s after winning last year.

“We were expecting the 16s to be harder and it was,” he said.

The Tigers’ campaign started with a nil-all draw against Riverina, they then went down to Southern 1-0.

“That was a bit disappointing, but they were bigger, faster and stronger,” Osborne said.

“It was a different style of game, more physical, the girls copied really well.”

The Tigers met the Southern side again on Sunday morning, again going down 1-0.

But they ended the weekend on a high, beating Riverina 2-0 for second place overall. 

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop