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Sarah Carroll scored six times against Armadale

Carroll scores six in Redbacks cup romp

Report by Edward Nixon

Sarah Carroll scored six goals as the Northern Redbacks advanced to the third round of the Women’s State Cup.

Redbacks ran riot as they defeated Division 2 outfit Armadale 11-0 at Celebration Park on Sunday.

After finding the back of the net four times in the opening 45 minutes, Carroll added two more after the break to cap a remarkable individual performance.

Playing against their lower-ranked opponents, the Redbacks wasted no time getting on the scoresheet as Carroll grabbed her first of the day after just two minutes.

The Redbacks doubled their advantage just 11 minutes later as Tiana Botha got in on the act.

Botha then turned provider just before the half-hour mark as she teed up Carroll who slotted home to put the hosts firmly in control.

A goal to captain Shawn Billam and two more to Carroll on the stroke of half-time gave the Redbacks a commanding 6-0 lead heading into the break.

It was more of the same after the change of ends as Carroll added two more within the opening 12 minutes of the second half as teammate Larissa Walsh also bagged a double to make it 10-0.

To their credit, Armadale didn’t let their heads drop as they kept the Redbacks to just one goal in the final half an hour as Botha rounded out the scoring with her second of the game and her team’s 11th.

Redbacks are aiming to go one better in the comeptition this season, having lost in the final to Queens Park last year.

Star player: Sarah Carroll (Northern Redbacks)

Northern Redbacks 11 (Carroll 2min, 28’, 42, 45’, 49’, 57’, Botha 13’, 61’, Billam 39’, Walsh 55’, 59’)
Armadale 0

Celebration Park
Sunday, May 19
Kick-off: 11am
Referee: Godfrey Maniam
Assistant referees: Paul Mills, supplied

Northern Redbacks: 1. Morgan AQUINO, 2. Sarah CARROLL (4. Emily ROACH 61’), 5. Jessica WHEATMAN, 6. Carla BENNETT, 7. Kim CARROLL, 8. Shawn BILLAM (12. Megan MILLER 60’), 9. Katie MOTH, 10. Chloe ALAGA (3. Larissa WALSH 29’), 13. Melanie DOEGLAS (17. Aliesha BENNETT 60’), 15. Tiana BOTHA, 16. Sophia NEAL
Substitutes not used: 14. Grace MANTEINO
Red cards: Nil

Armadale SC: 1. Annelle ANGUS, 2. Kate WHITESIDE (10. Jessica BURGESS 24’), 4. Hannah BLAETMAN, 5. Coreena WHYTE, 7. Paisley PATTERSON, 8. Adele HITCHENAR (9. Carys MADDEN 38’), 11. Amy CLARK (15. Deanna TRIVINO 10’ (14. Shannon BARKER 32’), 12. Suzanne CLARK, 17. Jamie KIAMA, 19. Sharon CLARK (3. Tia BARROW 30’), 20. Kirsty WOODS
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil