2016 Bill Turner Trophy – draw, results and reports

September 4, 2016

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Wednesday September 7


Pymble Ladies College (NSW) 4 (Sophie Nelson 14minute; Julia Vignes 36m; Emily Bastow 50m; Sarah Hunter 51m) beat Hunter Sports High (Northern NSW) 2 (Tia Cook 37m; Ellie Jones 47m).

Player of the Final: Olivia Carolan – Pymble Ladies College.

Olivia’s interview:


Player of the Series: Anna Margraf – Cavendish Road State High.

Anna’s interview:


Bill Turner Spirit of Football Award: Ellie Jones – Hunter Sports High.

Ellie’s interview:


Bill Turner Trophy Final

Match Report by Bob Brooks

Pymble Ladies College played Hunter Sports High in this 26th Trophy Final. PLC had the better of the opening exchanges. Two chances flew wide of the target. The first goal of the game from a free kick on the right. Emily Bastow floated over the ball to the far post where Sophie Nelson cleverly beat the goalie with a header off the underside of the bar in the 14th minute.

PLC continued to try shots from any distance, while Hunter Sports lacked penetration. When the PLC goal was threatened the PLC shot stopper was alert to the danger.

Halt time saw PLC leading by the odd goal.

A scintillating raid down the left wing took Julia Vines into Hunter’s penalty area where she cooly drew the keeper and slotted home for PLC’s second. Within a minute, in the 38th,  Hunter Sports drew one back through Tia Cook. In the 45th minute a Hunter attacker was thwarted as she was bowled over by a fierce tackle The offence was in the penalty area. Ellie Jones the Hunter captain stepped up but her attempt was saves, However from the rebound the skipper banged it in for 2-2.

Moments later PLC restored their lead with a smartly taken shot from Emily Bastow on the right. Within seconds a further goal was added to the PLC tally from close range by, ironically, Sarah Hunter. This took the score to 4 – 2 in favour of PLC. Both goalkeepers were kept busy as Hunter Sports tried for a third and PLC went for a fifth.

Pymble Ladies College won the Bill Turner Trophy by 4 goals to 2 over Hunter Sports High.

Ash Wilson – Hunter Sports High coach – comments post match


David Easton – Pymble Ladies College coach – post match comments:


Bill Turner Trophy Third place play-off

Cavendish Road State High (Qld) 2 (Anna Margraf 47minute, Taylah Roncato 52m) beat St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Wollongong (NSW) 0.

By Bob Brooks

Both teams were well matched with Cavendish Road having a slight edge. St Marys Star of the Sea’s goalkeeper Hayley Reeves was called on to stop a number of shots.

A neat passing movement for Cavendish Road gave Anna Margraf a cache for a long shot into the top corner for the first goal in the 47th minute.

This lifted the Brisbane visitors and it was no surprise when Taylah Roncato added the second five minutes later.

The final score was 2-0 to South Brisbane’s Cavendish Road over St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Wollongong.
Cavendish Road Coach Georgina Amos had these comments post match:



St Mary’s Coach David Woolnough had this to say post match:



Results/Reports from the:

BILL TURNER TROPHY (GIRLS) SEMI FINALS on Tuesday September 6, 2016

Hunter Sports High (Northern NSW) 2 (Jessica Davis 3minute, 72m) beat Cavendish Road SHS (Qld) 1 (Anna Margrave 24m).

After a 1-all scoreline at the end of regulation time (60minutes) Hunter Sports High broke the deadlock and earn passage to the Bill Turner Trophy final when Jessica Davis netted her second goal of the match on 72minutes.

Additional extra-time is played in two 10minute halves with each side dropping a player on 5, 10 and 15 minutes with the first to score a goal the winner.

Davis opened the scoring for Hunter Sports High on 3minutes while Cavendish Road equalised, through Anna Margraf at the 24minute marker.

Hunter’s coach Ash Wilson comments post match:


Pymble Ladies College (NSW) 7  (Sophie Nelson 10minute, 13m, 41m; Olivia Carolan 26m, 43m; Julia Vignes 54m, 55m) beat St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Wollongong (NSW) 0.

Pymble Ladies College completely outclassed Wollongong’s St Mary’s Star of the Sea in a 7goal romp to progress to the Bill Turner Trophy final against Hunter Sports High.

A hat-trick by Sophie Nelson and braces to Olivia Carolan and Julia Vignes consigned St Mary’s to the third place play-off against Cavendish Road.



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