Saturday, October 17, 2009

Under-17 Australian girls into ASEAN final

Not making the final, no offense to the competition, would have been a bit disappointing looking at the more than 10-nil scorelines the Australian girls have dished out this week. So good to see they have made it with a 6-1 win over the Myanmar A team on Friday. Not sure exactly what happened as the FFA media release has a few different times in its copy as to the actual box score at the bottom, but seems a good performance non the less.
 Head Coach Robbie Hooker was pleased. “I am happy with the result – there were some good individual performances but the team performance lacked consistency.”
“It was disappointing to concede a goal from a set play but it was good experience for the girls to play under these conditions against a home crowd and now to have the opportunity to play in a final leading into the AFC tournament,” finished Hooker.
Australia’s next game is the final to be played against Thailand on Sunday 18th October at 6.00pm local time at the Youth Training Centre, Yangon.

Match details: Semi-final
Australia 6 (Nicola Bolger 18’, Caitlin Friend 21’/58’, Caitlin Foord 30’, Brittany Whitfield 52’, Emily van Egmond (pen)) bt Myanmar (A) 1
AFF U16 Championships, Myanmar
Friday, 16 October 2009
Local kick-off: 6.00pm (10.30pm AEDT) , Youth Training Centre, Yangon
Australia Line-up: Brianna DAVEY (GK), Rebekah STOTT, Emily VAN EGMOND, Erika ELZE, Stephanie CATLEY, Sam KERR (Brittany WHITFIELD 60’), Nicola BOLGER (c) (Teigen ALLEN 32’), Alanna KENNEDY, Caitlin FOORD, Caitlin FRIEND (Heidi MAKRILLOS 79’), Tara ANDREWS.
Substitutes not used: Amy HIGGINS (GK), Alexandra HUYNH, Ruth WALLACE, Ashlee FAUL, Sharni BROWN.
Unavailable: Hannah BREWER

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