By LANI JOHNSON and JAZMINE ZABEL
IT was a rainy day at Ison Park last weekend when the Southern Branch under 15 girls team took on Sydney Olympic.
Southern Branch played strong, keeping possession and gaining momentum throughout the course of the game.
Numerous shots were taken by Southern’s Jazmine Zabel (Moruya – Eurobodalla), Lani Johnson (Tuross Head – Eurobodalla), Meredith Cheyne (Nowra – Shoalhaven) and Paris Ford (Nowra – Shoalhaven).
The first goal of the match was awarded to Cheyne in the 32nd minute of the game.
She was assisted by Zabel and Johnson.
Cheyne’s shot was a cracking left foot which flew past the keeper into the top left corner.
The girls went into half-time 1-nil up, but they knew their job was not done yet.
The next goal came from some beautiful football passes, a cross by Maddi Goulding (Ulladulla – Shoalhaven) to Paris Ford (Nowra – Shoalhaven) and then through to Zabel.
Zabel succeeded in slotting the ball into the net.
The whistle blew shortly after, ending the game with Southern up 2-nil.
The captain for the match was Cheyne, assisted in part by Johnson and Zabel. Player’s player of the match was Cheyne.