It seems like ages that the Glennie girls qualified for the semi-finals of the Red Lions Cup.
On Wednesday, 14 October, Centenary Heights State High School hosted us for the semi final crossover game. After placing second in our pool last term, dropping only one game, but one goal, our girls were keen to make amends. With Centenary Heights finishing on top of the ladder in their pool, winning was always going to be a big ask.
Glennie started strong and the addition of our NPL players gave us that depth that we needed to take our game to the next level. Playing any game without Izzy Harris is always a disadvantage but her support from the sidelines in her knee brace proved equally as valuable.
Possession was all ours in the first half, but the danger is always maintaining concentration to counter any breakaway attacks by the opposition. We played smart football and shut down the players that could cause us damage. Centenary Heights were a formidable team and were difficult to contain but the difference on the day was our determination, fight and drive to make the grand final. A critical moment in the game and most definitely a game-changer was a top-shelf save by young goalkeeper, Nikita Wilson (Year 8), who dived two metres to deflect a certain goal by Centenary well into the second half, keeping the score at 0 - 0.
Chantelle Sharpe's efforts were rewarded with a match-winning goal, supported by her teammates late in the second half. We clung on to the lead, despite Centenary coming after us again and again.
An exceptional team effort girls and a very worthy win!
Grand finals here we come but we are yet to find out who we play!
Mrs Susan Watts
Head of House - Tufnell
Click here to view the gallery.