Katarina Jukic scored a double as Queens Park recorded a dominant victory against East Fremantle, continuing their unbeaten start to the season.
Queens Park coach Ben Anderton was pleased that his side had used their pre-season momentum in the fixture.
“We were in the right places at the right times, unfortunately we weren’t as clinical as we had been in the past.
“All I ask from the girls is to run non-stop, 90 minutes, just keep running and put them under pressure.”
Queens Park got off to a fast start early, utilising the wings to put East Fremantle under pressure.
East Fremantle goalkeeper Leniana Masibaka missed a chance to clear a Tia Stevehill cross in the 8th minute, allowing Jukic to open the scoring.
Jukic went close again in the 36th minute, but her shot was saved by Masibaka. Stevehill gathered the rebound, but only managed to hit the side netting with the follow up shot.
East Fremantle’s troubles with the aerial ball continued. A Queen’s park free kick bounced awkwardly and landed at the feet of Jukic who rattled her shot against the bar.
Five minutes into the second half, Jukic took her season tally to five goals, latching onto a corner at the back post to double Queens Park’s advantage.
Queens Park continued to dominate and won a free kick in a promising position as Stevehill went close, her curling effort tipped over the bar by Masibaka.
Despite the loss, East Fremantle assistant coach Luke Nezi was proud of his side’s performance.
“Today we played really well, we’re playing the top side in the league, a very organised team.
“Our players were getting a little bit tired towards the end, we need to work on our fitness, but it’s early in the season.”
The victory takes Queens Park to the top of the table with six points from two games while East Fremantle remains winless.
Queens Park 2 (Jukic 8min, 50)
East Fremantle 0
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Referee: Godfrey Mamiam
Queens Park: 1. Maya DIEDERICHSEN, 2. Angelique STANNETT, 3. Bec DICARLO, 5.Courtney OWEN, 6. Jamie-Lee GALE, 7. Brittany WOODFIN, 8.Sadie LAWRENCE, 9. Tia STONEHILL, 10.Nikki CAMPBELL, 11. Bec BENNETT, 17.Breanne ALEXANDER, 20. Katie SCHUBERT, 21. Jamie DUNCANSON, 23. Katarina JUKIC, 16. Grace SMITH, 14. Shannon MAY.
Yellow Cards: Stonehill 75
Red Cards: nil
East Fremantle: 1.Leniana MASIBAKA, 2. Sammi CARBON, 3. Isabelle BRIDGER, 4. Jacqueline MCLERNON, 5. Shannen Pink CRISTANCHO, 6.Laura WALTMAN, 7.Stephanie SIMMONDS, 8.Mikayla LYONS, 9.Evie MARCHETTI, 10. Emma GAUTREY, 11.Taylor MAGUIRE, 12. Raphaella WALTMAN, 13. Kate THAYER, 14. Lea VOLKMER 15. Zoe ANDRIJICH, 16. Zoe YAO.
Yellow Cards: nil
Red Cards: nil