Brave effort with one down

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Seasiders Emily Hodder takes on her Dalleyup opponent
Camera IconSeasiders Emily Hodder takes on her Dalleyup opponent Credit: Supplied

The Geographe Bay Football Club ladies team stepped out against Dalyellup with only 11 women in their second game of the season eventually succumbing 4-1.

With four senior players not available it was up to the young girls to come out blazing, and the team started well by thwarting Dalyellup’s attempts on goal and getting some good passing passages early.

A cross from co-captain Dana Avery set up the enigmatic Brooke O’Connor who made no mistake in front of goal putting the Seasiders up 1-0 early.

Halfway through the first half rookie Annabella Dartnell had to be taken off because of injury, resulting in the team being restricted to 10 players for most of the game.

Despite being a player down the Seasiders fought hard, with Emily Hodder steering the defence of Brianna McNaughton, Jess Gordon and Elly Evans.

Shaz Brown made multiple saves in goal but the ladies were unable to contain Dalyellup who scored to level the game before half-time.

Busselton Toyota Player of the Match went to Evans who was given the unenviable task of trying to contain some of the most skilled players in the league.

Geographe Bay Football Club ladies coach Sara King said despite the disappointing result, the team could take heart from their bold efforts.

“Winning isn’t everything and although we lost I’m still super proud of my team,” she said.

“We have new players, youngsters and mums returning, I’m super confident that the team will continue to gel and start providing better results.”

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