Women snatch vic­tory from jaws of de­feat

Melville Times - - Looklocal -

EAST Fre­man­tle Soc­cer Club were crowned cham­pi­ons of the Women’s Metropoli­tan Cup Fi­nal af­ter a come-frombe­hind win over Joon­dalup City.

The team were two goals down and all but out of the game when a sec­ond half push saw them peg one goal back through Claire Van­der­meren, then an­other via Tabitha Cal­lan­der to level the game at 2-2 at the end of reg­u­lar time.

In the penalty shootout, East Fre­man­tle showed nerves of steel to win the ti­tle off the back of a Rosie Lang spot-kick.

East Fre­man­tle coach Rob De Kleine said he was “ecstatic” with the win.

“The game plan worked out for us. We hoped to win in nor­mal time but we got back from a cou­ple of unlucky goals,” he said.

“All credit to the girls who kept be­liev­ing in them­selves and man­aged to get it back to 2-2 and fin­ish it off on penal­ties.”

Down 0-2 at one point, East Fre­man­tle ral­lied to win the Women’s Metropoli­tan Cup ti­tle in a penalty shoot out against Joon­dalup City.

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