Australia Claims 20's Girls Division

The Australian 20's Girls team have won their division on day two, after their 8-4 win against New Zealand in game two.

 

It was a deliberate start by both Under 21 Women's teams in Game 2 of the series with neither able to crack the line or risk any big plays so early on. Australia's Melissa Peters was the first to score but the lead didn't last long with Emma Moore diving over not long after to tie the game at 1-1.

 

 

After some strong drives and lead-up, Rebecca Mounsey made no mistake in crossing out wide after a long ball to give Australia the lead. It was quickly extended with a flurry of touchdowns, including a beauty to Kate McCarthy to create a 5-1 advantage to the visitors.

 

 

A few missed opportunities by New Zealand stopped them from making inroads but they persevered at the task at hand and eventually Moore scored again to make it 5-2.

 

 

One of the Touchdowns of the match came from McCarthy linking with Jenna Hitch to give the Aussies a bit more breathing space. It didn't last long with New Zealand responding almost immediately.

 

 

Talia Yarden then reinstated Australia's comfort zone with a fine diving effort. New Zealand kept attacking and scored once more but were kept at bay with the Aussies taking the match and series with a 8-4 victory.

 




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