WA Earn Grand Final Birth

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Western Australia has cemented their spot in the Grand Final against Victoria Metro, after a convincing 45 point win over Queensland on Day 4 of the Youth Girls National Championships.

The WA girls were nothing but professional in their attack, leading from the front and providing plenty of targets up forward to come away with a big 7.5.47 to 0.2.2 victory. 

Kelly Gibson took a big flying mark over the pack to slot through Western Australia’s second major of the first quarter, with last years Grand Finalists showing Queensland no mercy. 

Asha Price, who kicked eight goals against Vic Country on Monday to equal the Nationals record, was a standout forward again kicking three. 

A strong ruck performance from Zoe Huggett, teamed up with Hayley Miller in the midfield, will be a tough task for Vic Metro in tomorrow’s Pool A decider. 

Queensland had their first real chance to get a major on the board in the third quarter, with Hayley Sexton missing two opportunities to score. 

A goal to Kerrilee Brown midway through the final term, from a fifty metre penalty, would have been disheartening for the Queensland girls who just couldn’t seem to penetrate their forward fifty. 

Fullback Tayla Bresland had one of her best games of the Championships, guarding the backline with elegance, and helping clear the ball to start another of WA’s forward attacks. 

Queensland will play Vic Country tomorrow to claim third sport, while last year’s Grand Finalists Western Australia and Vic Metro will play off again for the title.

Summary 

WA - 7.5.47 def QLD - 0.2.2

Western Australia
Goals: Asha Price 3, Kerrilee Brown, Caitlyn Edwards, Kellie-Marie Gibson, Demi Okely
Best: Tayla Bresland, Cassie Davidson, Kellie-Marie Gibson, Sabrina Frederick-Traub, Tarnica Golisano, Kerrilee Brown

Queensland

Goals:
Best: Shannon Campbell, Morgan Moroney, Hannah Sexton, Georgie Seaniger, Zoe Lattanzi, Tayla Harris

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