Sirens hit hot form streak
SOUTH Services Sirens are closing their maiden North Coast Football Women's Premier League season in a hot streak of form.
After their hard-fought 1-0 win over Woolgoolga at a blustery Rushforth Park on Saturday the girls have now won three of their last four and will take a great deal of confidence into their last-round encounter with Northern Storm Cyclones at 3pm at Korora tomorrow.
After thumping competition heavyweight Urunga the previous week there was always a risk of complacency, but it was former Woolgoolga player Kenishia Warren who ensured Sirens took maximum points.
The decisive goal came in just the eighth minute when Isabella Davis turned away from her marker and played a great ball through for Warren to add to her impressive goal tally.
Although no more goals were scored, the match was far from a boring contest.
Sirens keeper Jo Powell made the save of the day when she somehow turned a strike at the far post wide by the barest of margins.
Wildcats' most dangerous player, Jessie Gentle, posed a threat every time she ran the ball and Sarah Warren was effective in handling the unenviable task of keeping pace with the young speedster.
Sirens captain Mel Davis often stepped in behind the midfield to save the day with some strong defensive work.
Although not as free-flowing as the week before, the win was another indication of how far the Sirens have come this season.
However, after starting the season with just one win from 11 games, the team left its run a touch late. A win tomorrow, and they will finish just four points outside the finals, behind fourth-placed Woolgoolga.
Reserve grade played out a thrilling 1-all draw against the fourth-placed Wildcats, leading for most of the game until they conceded a late goal. Skye Sear had yet another strong game at stopper. Shinae Macdonald scored the goal with a fine finish and Reanna Schache was solid at left fullback.