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Football West Girls impress at NTC Challenge

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Football West Technical Manager Cris Ola said the WA side exceeded expectations following a strong perfromanace at the FFA’s Girls NTC Challenge.

The Hyundai Football West NTC team had three wins and a draw from five matches, including a fanastic 2-1 victory over the always strong NSW team.

This was followed by wins over Tasmania and Newcastle Jets, which meant a third place finish on goal difference in their group at Canberra’s Australian Institute of Sport.

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And to cap a rewarding week, WA’s Miranda Templeman was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament while Abbey Green got the WA Player of the Tournament.

The squad did really well, exceeding expectations, not only as results but mainly as playing style and attitude,” Ola said.

“We were unfortunate to lose Leticia McKenna at the end of the NSW game, an injury which ruled her out for the remainder of the week. However, all of the girls stepped up and finished the tournament in great style.

“All FFA technical staff were really impressed with the quality and display of our players and I would be surprised not to have a good number of players invited to the Junior and Youth Matildas camps in the next few months, based on this week’s excellent performance.”

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Results

Day One
Hyundai Football West NTC 0 ACT 0

Day Two
Hyundai Football West NTC 1 (Sarah Mitchell) South Australia 3
Hyundai Football West NTC 2 (Leticia McKenna pen, Emma McMurdo) NSW 1

Day Three
No game

Day Four
Hyundai Football West NTC 2 (Abbey Green and Jayna Ridley) 2 Tasmania 0
Hyundai Football West NTC 2 (Taneesha Baker and Emma McMurdo) 2 Newcastle Jets 0

On Day Five the players were mixed and the new teams were allocated to each State technical staff.