THE Wolumla Tigresses ladies soccer squad dominated the first half, but lost the second against the Merimbula Grasshoppers.
The score was 1-0 half way through the first passage of play.
And was nearly made 2-0, but a goal was ruled to be kicked from the keeper’s hands.
Unfortunately, energy levels waned for the Tigresses in the second half and Merimbula took control.
Niggling injuries took their toll on the Tigresses as Merimbula’s strikers began consistently attacking.
Kirsty McPaul worked well through the midfield with the combination of her sister Caitlin Johnson.
Emma Kettle was a work-horse as usual, while Sam Brown was back in attack mode.
Meanwhile, newcomers to the Tigresses’ line-up impressed on the wing and defence.
Coach Lee Kettle had a few players shifting positions in the match to try out new combinations, but it wasn’t enough.
Merimbula piled on three rapid fire goals and took the lead.
With the final whistle, Merimbula was ahead 3-1.