A. Knipe (10'), D. Jones (11'), M. Nambiar (23' Penalty), M. Silvestri (29'), B. Kemp (44'), F. Bauer (52' Penalty), B. Kemp (69')
A. Knipe (1st),
D. Jones (2nd),
J. Bevan (3rd)
Mount Barker 0
On a cool Wednesday night Woodside played its catchup game against Mount Barker, whose pitch was a lot dryer that it was when they were due to meet earlier in the season.
With the league looking like goal difference may decide who wins it this year, Woodside had to again start off focussed and not concede an early goal. While Woodside dominated the first 20 minutes, Mount Barker's defence were very strong repelling their opponents and clearing a long ball out of defence to their speedy forwards. After Woodside were denied a goal by the upright from a well played free kick, they pressed hard and scored their first for the evening. Shortly after the upright denied Woodside a goal from another free kick but in the pressure that followed the ball hit a defender's arm in the penalty box and the referee had no choice than to award a penalty kick. In an effort to ensure all players contributed to the score sheet this season, the Woodside defensive midfield stood up to take it and with a well placed shot she scored her first goal for the season. Woodside was starting to pass the ball around and make more opportunities and with five minutes to go in the half they scored their third. Going into the break the score was Woodside 3 Mount Barker 0.
Mount Barker started the second half more determined and continued to defend well and play the ball with purpose around the ground. For the opening 10 minutes, Woodside struggled to find its shape but the defensive work of the back three ensured that Mount Barker didn’t get close to goals. Then a well placed ball split the Mount Barker defence and Woodside’s speedy centre forward was away and slotted the fourth goal home with ease. Mount Barker regrouped again and tightened their defence and started to run at the Woodside team. Then from nowhere a penalty was awared to Woodside and the remaining warrior yet to score a goal for the season slotted it home. Woodside continued to run and play soccer and scored another two before the end of time. With minutes to go Mount Barker did manage to break through Woodside’s defence, and with the Keeper coming off the line pushed it wide. Woodside refocused and the game came to an end with a Woodside victory.