Runner-up for Valleys Ladies
Players fight hard in grand final
LAST Saturday the Valleys Ladies competed in the grand final of the Gladstone Women’s Division 2017 football season.
While there was no magpie to swoop the ladies this time, the game was still unrelenting.
Hot weather coupled with tough competition saw the teams go into halftime with no goals scored.
A number of injuries occurred as the Gladstone Meteors played rough and three Valleys players were carried off the field.
The second half brought more action but tiredness set in.
Halfway through the second half the Meteors were able to score and this was followed by another goal a few minutes later.
Valleys had a few great shots but just couldn’t find the back of the net and the game ended in a 2-0 win to Meteors.
Despite the loss, the Valleys ladies put in their best effort and gave the game the best they could which was shown through the Player of the Match.
“Player of the Match was Valleys keeper Shannon Spratt who player an absolutely cracking game, stopping many good shots from Meteors,” Valleys coach and player Melissa Kummerow said.
This year was Melissa’s first year coaching and she said she couldn’t have asked for a better one.
“I had no idea we would finish in the top four let alone be in the grand final,” she said.
“Brett Lee laid the groundwork coaching in previous seasons, helping build up the team.
“And having some juniors come through last year and this year gave us some extra speed and presence on the field.’’
Melissa said she couldn’t be prouder of the players.
“Just being there was an amazing achievement,” she said.
“I’m proud of the entire team, and appreciate the help of our manager Ray Nevell.
“It was an honour to represent the Valleys family at a grand final.”
FIERCE EFFORT: Biloela Valleys’ Ladies after the grand final game on Saturday.