Tokoroa set sights on creating upset
Tokoroa ladies warmed up for their David and Goliath battle against A grade Cambridge in the cup semifinal this Sunday, with a hard fought 3- 3 draw against unbeaten Hamilton Wanderers in a top of the table B Grade match.
Tokoroa will be buoyed by the fact they were able to dominate the champions and took a deserved 2-0 lead into the break with goals from Jenny Chang and a real collectors item from stalwart Mel Lunam.
The second half saw Wanderers use the conditions to their advantage with a well taken goal before youngster Jacinda Shaw continued her fine debut season with another goal to give Tokoroa a 3-1 lead deep into the second half. Two break away goals will have disappointed the Tokoroa coaching staff although the 3-3 draw gives them plenty of confidence heading into the big semifinal. Megan Jones was named player of the day with a brave display between the sticks.
Cambridge are a solid all round side, with pace and strength out wide and a solid core of experienced players. It will take the greatest performance in the history of woman’s football in Tokoroa to make the final, but this team has been building all year and an upset is not impossible. A large contingent of travelling supporters will be there to roar on our girls and it wasn’t that long ago that Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in a semifinal – miracles can happen.