As we reach the midpoint of the Glennie football season, both the Junior Team and the Fillies Team are very well placed. Both teams secured second position on the ladder in their respective competitions and both teams have their sights fixed firmly at the top.
An exciting week of football saw a much improved Junior side take on St Ursula's at Glennie on Monday, winning comfortably 5 to 1. Rookie goalkeeper Sally Byrne kept us in the game with some fantastic saves, supporting a formidable backline. Many strong individual performances led to this impressive result, but it was the firepower of Atricia Pal and Zahra Swoboda up front that really turned heads.
The Fillies travelled to Mary Mackillop on Monday and also pulled off an emphatic win in very undesirable conditions. 6-0 was their scoreline and again outstanding individual efforts, as well as exceptional teamwork, has been the foundation of this close-knit group of players. Veronica Fischer made her mark with three well-executed goals in horrible conditions.
On Wednesday, our NPL (National Premier League) girls joined together with our more experienced Fillies to take on the mighty Highfields State Secondary College in the second round of the Red Lions Cup. Fortunate enough to secure a home game, we welcomed a very strong and well organised Highfields squad, sporting a number of very talented NPL players. The task ahead was huge, but not insurmountable. Backing up from last week's impressive 6-2 win against Highlands in the first round of the Red Lions Cup, the girls were confident, but not cocky. We knew this game would be a tough one and without Co-Captain Izzy Harris and young defender Keely Thorn, the task ahead was huge. Our slow start meant we conceded early on but that was just what we needed to up the tempo. What came next was 50 minutes of high-quality football with some brilliant performances from every single player out there. Nikita Wilson (13 Years), debuted for Glennie as our Goalkeeper and after some early nerves, showed everyone why she is the starting U15s goalkeeper for the Thunder. It really is hard to single any one player out, but without Izzy Harris's genius in the midfield, it really was left up to Macey Eiser and Olivia Smith to shut down that area, which they did commendably. New girl, Chantelle Sharp deserves a mention, netting six goals in just two games for Glennie, debuting last week with an impressive four goals. The end score being 4-1 to Glennie.
Congratulations to every single player on an impressive campaign so far to claim back the 2020 Red Lions Cup.
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