Tigresses clawed by Eagles

• Tigress Amy Legge controls the ball as her Tathra opponent swoops in on Sunday.
• Tigress Amy Legge controls the ball as her Tathra opponent swoops in on Sunday.

THE Wolumla Tigresses are out of contention in the Far South Coast Football Association finals. 

The Tathra Eagles are moving ahead after scoring a goal in the final 10 seconds of play, securing a 1-0 win. 

The Tigresses dominated possession in the first half with midfield plays leading to forward attacking raids. 

Sam Johnson was in top form, combining well with midfield players Caitlin Johnson and Amy Legge. 

However, the Tathra defence was stoic in its efforts.

Particularly, the Tathra goalie Chloe Pellow was impenetrable in her guarding of the goals. 

She jumped, dived, weaved and caught every ball that threatened the box in a woman-of-the-match showing. 

Defensively for Wolumla it was Genna Umback repelling most assaults, while Lisa Fuller’s long range kicks saw play return to the front. 

Despite a number of attacking opportunities for the Tigresses, the half-time break came with both sides scoreless. 

As play resumed Wolumla midfielder Kirsty Whitby-McBeath made several pressing runs, but was forced wide of the Tathra goals on each attempt. 

However, despite being without a bench, the Tathra squad began putting together its own attacks on the Wolumla goals. 

There was tense moments for both teams that went fruitlessly. 

However, Tathra launched a final minute assault. 

A number of players went down in a tackle, but Tathra found themselves with two loose players against the Wolumla goalie and were able to slot in the game-winning goal just seconds before the final whistle. 

The Eagles will now face the Bega Devils following their 3-2 loss to the Eden Killer Whales on Sunday. 


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