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South’s women account for Heidelberg to maintain lead at top

South’s women account for Heidelberg to maintain lead at top


South Melbourne FC maintained it’s lead at the top of the NPL Women’s Table with a comprehensive 4-0 rout of Heidelberg United on Saturday.

South started the match in its traditional attacking form, bombarding the Heidelberg goal for the opening thirty minutes of play. Errant finishing and some superb keeping by Heidelberg’s Katie Neville would somehow see both teams enter the half without a score.

With the pressure of playing at home, South stormed out of the blocks in the second half, with it only taking five minutes to find the opener. A wonderful ball by the consistent Natalie Martineau would provide a wonderful opportunity for Lisa De Vanna. She buried her header home to give South the lead.

Six minutes later De Vanna would double our advantage, after being fouled in the area following a trademark run. She then stepped up to convert.

South were in total control by this point and were three ahead by the 60th minute, when Melina Ayres found herself in acres of space before slotting the ball past the hapless keeper.

The home side would complete their 4-0 rout in the 78th minute, when Alexandra Gummer made a storming run past the stagnant Heidelberg defence to find herself one on one with the keeper. The defender enjoyed her time in midfield by finishing calmly.

South host second placed Calder United in a crucial match at Lakeside Stadium. Kick off is at 3pm.

PDG Player of the Game – Lisa De Vanna

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