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U14 girls battle back to draw with Japanese side

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The Gold Fields Girls State U14 Team have collected their first point at the Jinshan Youth International Championship in Shanghai with a battling 1-1 draw against Japanese team Shonan Bellmare on Friday.

Anne Mayoe’s goal earned the WA side the draw in an effort Team Manager Lisa Byrne described as “gutsy”.

“Mental toughness gave them an edge in the second half to equalise,” she said. “The girls gave it everything.”

The result came on the back of Thursday’s battling 2-0 loss to Hong Kong.

Despite controlling the ball and having good opportunities, Faye Chambers’ side were undone by two 30-yard goals from the Hong Kong side.

Coach Faye Chambers addresses her players on Friday

The WA girls went down 2-0 to Hong Kong on Thursday