FNC concedes, runners-up

COACH Ammie Doyle and her Under-13/12 girls soccer squad travelled to Wauchope at the weekend to represent Far North Coast in the Northern NSW championships.

In the first game on Saturday, FNC drew nil-all with Hunter Valley. Missed chances cost the girls the win they deserved on the balance of play.

In the second game, the girls put in a great performance to beat Macquarie (Newcastle) 2-1. Georgia Keen scored two goals in an entertaining game.

Next up was Newcastle Port Stephens and in another solid performance FNC drew nil-all against a big and powerful opposition. Again the girls had the better of the game.

Some tired legs went into the fourth game of the day with the lights on against Coffs Harbour.
In tactical changes, Zoe Lattenzi played up front and came up with a hat-trick of quality goals in the first 10 minutes. Georgia Keen and Jess Hauenstein also scored to wrap up a fine 5-0 win.

On Sunday, FNC eased past Northern Inland 3-0 with goals to Zoe Lattenzi (two) and Geena Skow.

That meant the final game against Port Macquarie was the championship decider, with FNC having to win the game to take the title.

Some very tired young players took the field for their last game, their sixth in 26 hours.

Port Macquarie made better use of a howling wind to win 1-0. Everyone played their part in a great game between the two best teams on show.

FNC finished runners-up, having won three games, drawn two and lost one, conceding only two goals throughout.

The FNC team was:

Tameeka Conte, Chelsea Mangan, Serena Mangan, Nambi Branton, Laani Winkler-Harding, Candace Riley-Cox, Geena Skow, Natalia Brooker, Georgia Keen, Zoe Lattanzi, Georgia Johnson, Mallena O’Neil, Amanda Laslie, Jessica Hauenstein, Rhiannon Scott.

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