Tense encounters

Mustangs’ Leanne Innes-Smith attempts to steal the ball from Irishtown’s Carmel Post on Saturday. Picture: Jelena Potpara.

CHHA. A single goal separated Irishtown from Mustangs in their Round 7 match on Saturday, while Robins edged out Tigers thanks to a second-half comeback.

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Tigers went into their match looking to hand Robins their first loss of the season, and there were positive signs early as they managed to penetrate their opposition’s defence to open the scoring.

With the score poised at 1-0 going into half-time, Robins made some positional changes in the second half, opening up the play to gain the upper hand.

Scores remained unchanged up until the final 15 minutes, when Robins scored to break the deadlock before lifting further to score twice more and take the game.

Robins’ Laura Berechree and Tigers’ Karlette Perry had a great tussle in the middle of the field, with both receiving votes for their respective teams.

In the game that followed, Irishtown were keen to break their run of consecutive losses by getting the better of a Mustangs outfit looking for its second win of the season.

The game had a fairly cagey start, with neither side able to apply any pressure to their opposition’s back line.
Annabel Dixon controlled the midfield for the green and gold, setting her team up on many occasions, but Mustangs’ defence repelled all attempts thrown at them to stay on level terms at half-time.

In the second half, Mustangs changed their line up to put Irishtown’s defence under pressure on several occasions, but Irishtown held firm and were eventually rewarded with the only goal of the match.

Daria Reeve and Joanie Coker worked tirelessly for Mustangs. Meanwhile in Division 3, Irishtown Green defeated Tigers 7-0 and Robins defeated Irishtown Yellow 3-2.

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