Umina United beat SEU 6-0 in women's grand final
Umina United have defeated Southern and Ettalong United 6-0 in Central Coast's Women's Premier League soccer grand final.
The game started evenly in the opening 15 minutes as both teams looked to gain the advantage.
At around the 20-minute mark, Umina started gaining good territory in the opposition's half as the E-Gals placed a lot of pressure on the Southern backline.
Kate Styles found Gemma Crowson who, with a killer ball, finished with ease for the opening goal.
Chelsea Campbell, 10 minutes later, found herself on the edge of the box, beating the first player, and then another three on her way to the goal.
She placed the ball towards the bottom left corner as a Southern defender tried to clear it off the line and accidentally turned the ball into her own goal to take Umina to 2-0.
She then converted the third goal in injury time off a Gemma Crowson pass.
Looking to get themselves back in the game, Southern came out in the second half and threw everything at the opposition.
Sam Fulwood made two huge saves to keep the sheet clean as her teammates at the other end made the most of their opportunities.
Gemma Crowson got her second when Kirby Squires played a solid ball to her on the edge of the box to take the game to 4-0.
The fifth goal came when Gemma played the ball through to Hannah Batten who neatly finished it in the bottom right corner.
The sixth and final goal was put in by Gemma after receiving a neat ball by Kate Styles.
Umina United coach Steve Donaldson said the team was at the top of its game: "I don't think any other WPL team on their best day was going to get close to us on Sunday.
"We held strong and won every trophy on offer: Association Cup, League Champions, back-to-back grand final premiers, Club Championship, 11 in a row to finish the season, and scoring 50 and conceding only two goals from our last nine games.
"What a finish to the season.
"It's been an absolute dream coaching them - one of the best decisions I've made in my life taking on the head coach role four years ago."
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