Bill Turner Trophy Final – the report

September 8, 2011

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Hunter Sports High beat Westfields Sports High 2-1 to claim the 2011 and 21st Bill Turner Trophy.

Hunter’s Jemma House and Shana Stopp were proving much too quick down their respective wings and it was no surprise when Hunter opened the scoring in the tenth minute. Stopp collected a loose ball in midfield and sped away to slide a perfectly weighted shot past the advancing Westfield goalkeeper Jessica Urquhart.

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Final: Hunter Sports High 2 (Shana Stopp 10m, Elodie Dagg 74m penalty in golden-goal extra-time) bt Westfields Sports 1 (Amy Harrison 54m).

Third place play-off: Cavendish Road 4 (Salena Catchpole 3m, Emily Vievers 8m, Teagan Thompson 13m, own goal 17m) bt Daramalan College 1 (Georgia Stewart 29m).

Star Player Award: Ayesha Norrie – Cavendish Road, Brisbane

Hear what Hunter’s coach Ashley Wilson had to say.

Match report by Ray Sandell

The first half was dominated by Hunter Sports High who were much faster to the ball than a sluggish looking Westfields.

Hunter’s Jemma House and Shana Stopp were proving much too quick down their respective wings and it was no surprise when Hunter opened the scoring in the tenth minute. Stopp collected a loose ball in midfield and sped away to slide a perfectly weighted shot past the advancing Westfield goalkeeper Jessica Urquhart.

Hunter continued to put pressure on the Wesfield defence but could not add to their score before half time.

As often happens, fortunes completely changed in the second half with Westfield taking the ascendency and the Hunter goal immediately under pressure. Hunter suffered a tragic loss when their star defender, Isabel Lauina, suffered an ankle injury and had to leave the field and took no further part in the match.

Six minutes before full time Westfield were awarded a penalty kick and Amy Harrison made no mistake with the kick to equalise.

Full time arrived with no further addition to the score and the match went into extra time.

The game became very frantic with both teams endeavouring to get that magic “golden goal”. Five minutes into the first half Hunter’s Shana Stopp missed a golden opportunity to score but missed from five metres out. She repeated the effort with one minute to go to halftime.

Immediately from the goal kick, a penalty kick were awarded to Hunter for handball. Up stepped Elodie Dagg to take the kick and made no mistake to give Hunter the Bill Turner Trophy and end Westfield’s run of three consecutive final wins, and also ended their record of never having been beaten in nine Grand Finals!

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