Queensland overcame a brave ACT side at Fremantle Oval yesterday (June
4) winning by 7 points. Basking in the West Australian sunshine, the game
was a healthy contest from the start with all players showing courage and
Queensland led throughout the game until an ACT blitz at the end of the third
quarter saw them score three consecutive goals. Queensland pinched a goal on
the siren but it was ACT who led at the last break for the first time in the
Both sides battled it out in the final quarter but ACT were unable to repeat their goal kicking heroics and it was Queensland's turn to come from behind as they sealed the win with two goals late in the game.
Katie Brennan was the star for Queensland, kicking six of her side’s seven goals. ACT shared the scoring around with five individual goal-kickers, the pick of those Holly Cogle.
Queensland head coach Ben Milbourne said: “We were happy to win though the game was tighter than we would have liked. ACT moved the ball well and gave us a difficult third quarter.”
Queensland's final fixture is against Victoria on Saturday at Claremont, with Milbourne saying Victoria would be a tough test but good for the players to see where they are at.
“We have nothing to lose and will be throwing caution
to the wind,” he said.
ACT head coach Ossie Terron was proud of his players efforts.
“We attacked hard and tried to put points on the board. Both sides had
that attitude which is why it was such a see-saw game.”
ACT face WA on Saturday morning at Claremont and will be eager to cause an upset, with Terron saying the side was focussed on playing its best football.
Victoria are the only side to bag two wins in the group so far, meaning the right to face them at Subiaco Oval on Sunday is still up for grabs. All will be decided at Claremont on Saturday.