Taroona in semi-finals of Women's State-wide Cup
Taroona are through to the semi-finals of the Women’s State-wide Cup.
They beat Metro 4-1 at a well-lit North Chigwell tonight on a still but cold night that was perfect for football.
Sarah Townsend gave Taroona the lead early in the match with a fine shot on the turn, but Metro came back strongly.
Photo: Taroona's Zola Blackwood-Coyle about to cross the ball. [PlessPix]
Metro hit the right-hand upright with a long-range shot shortly afterwards, and then Caitlin Roughsedge hit the equaliser.
Metro’s failure to mark Holly Ayton proved their undoing.
Photo: Taroona's Holly Ayton shoots and scores from range. [PlessPix]
Ayton was keen to shoot from range and she successfully did so twice to give Taroona a 3-1 lead at the interval.
The game was quite even in the second half, but Daisy Parsell added a fourth goal for the visitors to give them a 4-1 win and a berth in the semi-finals.
Photo: A Metro defender clears the ball with a desperate tackle. [PlessPix]
Tomorrow’s scheduled Lakoseljac Cup match between Kingborough Lions United and Hobart United has been switched from Clennett’s Lightwood Park to Empire Couriers Park at 5pm.