The Charles Bean Oval at UTS Lindfield is great new ground. It has an artificial playing surface which is fast and flat. The oval looked good for the clash between UTS and Wahroonga in the women’s division one competition on this crisp, sunny afternoon.
Both sides looked ready to go as the whistle blew and Wahroonga immediately put UTS under pressure. Wahroonga are a well drilled side and played a good formation on the park. UTS got stuck in quickly but after twelve minutes Wahroonga broke through with a run up the right side of the pitch, a solid cross and put one in the back of the net.
The goal fired-up UTS who immediately pressed back, but could not capitalise on their efforts. With the home ground advantage, UTS looked relaxed and had some good team work, but Wahroonga just had the edge on discipline and skill.
At the end of the first half, the score was Wahroonga 1:0 UTS
The second half started as a repeat of the first half with Wahroonga scoring after just ten minutes following a series of plays within the UTS area. UTS fought back again, pressing hard and had some good skill in the midfield but the discipline of the Wahroonga back line meant that UTS simply could not break through. And when they did have a chance, UTS were wrapped-up by the Wahroonga goalie.
The last phase of the game was played mostly in Wahroonga’s half, with UTS putting Wahroonga under pressure constantly, but against the run of play Wahroonga broke free and sealed the match with a third goal.
All in all, a good game to watch on a cold autumn afternoon at a great ground.
Final score UTS 0:3 Wahroonga