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Girls picking new battles in new league

Sunbury's Hayley Hinchcliff (right) goes foot to foot with ATW opponent in the match in Maryborough on Saturday.
Sunbury's Hayley Hinchcliff (right) goes foot to foot with ATW opponent in the match in Maryborough on Saturday. Robyne Cuerel

FRASER Coast women had their first taste of inter-city football and have walked away from the experience hungry for more. The region fielded two teams in the first round of the Ladies Three Cities League and enjoyed mixed success.

Sunbury Blues coach Dale McMillan said his girls overcame a first half of indecision caused by the unknown to peg back a 1-1 draw against Across the Waves.

"It was tough in the first half but they were so much better in the second half," McMillan said.

"They didn't play in this league last year so they were a bit nervous and were a bit shocked in the first half but we had a bit of a team pep talk at half-time and it fired them up again and they did really well."

Quizzed on what the pep-talk was about, McMillan was less willing to reveal a coach's secrets.

"Basically they had to realise that even though the opposition were from Bundaberg and Bundaberg is bigger and stronger in football that they can still give it to those girls like anyone else."

Doon Villa assistant coach and captain Courtney Berkery said while her side went down 1-nil to fellow Fraser Coast team United Warriors they enjoyed the experience.

"It was good. We could have improved on a lot of aspects, but I think that's one thing we'll learn playing in that league," Berkery said.

Doon Villa were forced to play from behind for much of the game after the Warriors scored early in the piece.

Berkery said her side enjoyed much of the possession and had the opposition under pressure but could not convert.

Topics:  fraser coast football, sunbury, women's football




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