Woongarrah FC 2 vs 1 Umina United SC:
Goals: Lucy Pratt (WGA), Emma Hurley (WGA).
The opportunity to move into second place on the Unity Bank Women’s League table awaited Umina as they made the long trip north to face Woongarrah at Hamlyn Terrace. One loss in their last seven matches saw the visitors enter Sunday’s match confident of securing a result, however, a significantly depleted squad meant that a majority of the starting eleven in first grade had already seen game time in the preceding reserve grade fixture.
Despite the aforementioned issues, Umina managed to take the lead in the first half after prolific striker Kate Styles scored her 13th of the season, a 1-0 lead that they carried through to the half-time break. It became evident in the second half that Umina was struggling to keep up with the demands of two premier league level matches of football, however, they continued to hold firm. Midway through the second period, however, Lucy Pratt scored for Woongarrah to bring the sides level and set up an intriguing final 20 or so minutes to the match. Evidently,
Umina eventually ran out of legs and Emma Hurley scored the winner for the home side in the last few minutes to wrap up the ‘Cats fourth victory of the season.