THE Queensland Reds women side, coach by former Shoals captain/coach Michael Hayes, stole a two-point victory at the death, 32-30, in a riveting, action-packed game against the Western Force women at the Kingsway Sporting Complex in Perth on Saturday.
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With 10 tries scored across both teams including two triples by the Queensland duo of Alysia Lefau-Fakaosiliea and Sammy Treherne, the vocal Perth crowd were well entertained.
“I never really doubted that we could come back at any stage,” Queensland women head coach Michael Hayes said.
“We just need to believe in what we can do.
“For the first 10 minutes we stuck to our game plan and maybe for the last 15, and in between we gave away a lot of silly penalties.
“We were just lucky we were able to go back to a game-plan and believe in that and then the results would come, and the tries would come, which they did.”
The Western Force will now meet the ACT Brumbies in the fifth and final round in Canberra to try and secure a third, confidence boosting win.
“Disappointment and frustration would be the main emotions now,” Western Force women head coach Sebastian Delport said.
“Disappointed we couldn’t close it out and frustrated at the lack of accuracy as the game progressed because we were in the poll position with 15 minutes to go and it was just our errors and poor decision making that cost us.
“We had the momentum and we let them back into the game.
“We have to learn those lessons going into next week.”
The Reds have the bye next round, before playing against Vincenita’s Ashleigh Hewson and her NSW Waratahs in the grand final on April 21.
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