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Ormiston College A wins TAS Middle School Girls Football Competition


History was created on Saturday 15 October when Ormiston College A won the TAS Middle School Girls Football Competition for the first time. They defeated a gallant WMAC outfit 2-0 in the Grand Final where they made up for the loss of the decider of 2015.

Pooled in Group A consisting of six teams, Ormiston A scored 38 goals in the five games and conceded none. Victories against WMAC A, St Johns A, St Johns C, JPC and CHAC took the team to the Grand Final against Pool B winner WMAC B.

The final was intense as the Redbacks initially struggled to break down the defensive minded opponents. With over 90% of possession, WMAC finally cracked when Bianca De Abreu unleashed a bullet-like shot that gave the keeper no chance. Shortly afterwards, Bronte McPhee drilled her shot passed the outstretched hand of the keeper resulting in a 2-0 score line and a well-deserved victory for this talented group of players.

Ormiston College entered two teams into the Middle School competition. Ormiston B, consisting mainly of first-timers, finished 3rd in Group B. They played four tight matches winning one, losing two and drawing against the losing Grand Finalists in a fantastic display. The effort was tremendous and fun was had by all involved. Thank you to Wesley Turner for coaching the Ormiston B Team.

Congratulations to the outstanding champion team consisting of: Year 9: Piper McPhee (c); Bronte McPhee, Isabelle Thaesler, Hannah Thaesler; Daniella Cianciola; Year 8: Eliza Barnett; Bianca De Abreu; Lara Downey; Lucinda Cavanagh; Year 7: Abby Vester.

It was a privilege to coach such a dedicated and determined group of young ladies. Well done!

Phillip Makridakis
Coach and Head of Middle School